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Why Do Babies Scream at the Top of Their Lungs

Updated on September 11, 2013


Learn how temper tantrums start from birth? Find out why your child's anger progresses as they age? Why parents are a major contributor to their child's temper tantrums and older children can be a bad influence to your toddler?

Avoids Associating Your Child Around Someone Else's Unruly Child

Stop the tantrums now before you have an unruly child that will be an unruly teenager.
Stop the tantrums now before you have an unruly child that will be an unruly teenager. | Source

Avoid Unruly Children

Toddlers are easily influenced by older children. If your toddler see's an older child acting out and having a fit they will do the same.

Check Your Babies Needs

As you probably know babies cannot meet their own needs. If you checked all the babies needs on this list. It's safe to allow your baby to cry out their frustrations.

  • Did your baby just wake up? Feed and burp your baby.
  • Change baby diaper and check for diaper rash.
  • Is baby warm enough or cool enough?
  • Does your baby have toys or TV
  • Are your baby clothes to constricting?
  • Have you played with your baby?

Why Babies Get Spoiled

When babies are born; Babies are constantly learning about their surroundings. That includes communication!

Communication is one of the first things that babies learn. This is when the temper tantrums started shortly after birth. Let me explain; baby cries, the parents tend to the baby's needs. Parents play with the infant making funny noises all that good stuff.

The baby begins to cry. The baby wants some attention. We as parents are happy to give our baby some attention. Now the baby is crying for no reason. Nothing appears to be wrong.

The baby continues to cry. We do not know what is wrong with the baby so we pick the baby up.

Baby stops crying. You lay the baby down. Your baby starts crying again. The baby just learned that all it has to do is cry. Now the baby learns every time I cry I get attention. Baby learns a game. How many times can I get my parents to pick me up a day?

Babies soon get bored so they throw their bottle on the ground while screaming at the top of their lungs. The baby thinks this should get them moving. I'll get your attention is what the baby is learning. Parent picks the bottle up give the bottle back to the baby, only to have the baby throw the bottle across the floor again.

The key is to recognize when the baby or toddler is having a fit or if something is really wrong. If your baby is screaming at the top of their lungs. Look almost paralyzed as if the baby is afraid to move or appears too tensed up and taking short breaths something is wrong. Tend to your child right away.

If baby cries or screams slams them self-down or an object. You have yourself a tantrum; do not reward your baby by pick them up or by giving them a bottle. Continue to do whatever it is you were doing. Allow the baby to cry out the frustration.

Wait until the baby stops crying, let the baby catch its breath and calm down. It's so hard to listen to your screaming baby but you must resist the temptation of giving the baby any attention.

If you want the temper, tantrums to stop you have to be in control otherwise the baby is in control.

Being consistent is the key to stopping the temper tantrums. Do not allow anyone to reward your child as long as they are having a temper tantrum. If you or anybody else rewards or pays attention to the child while they're having a fit. You will have to start the whole process all over again and the fits will get worse.

Every time you give in your child. Your child learns if they cry harder and longer you will give in to them. Giving into the temper tantrum will get worse not better.


How I Learned to Handle Temper Tantrums

Here is more about temper tantrums to help you have a pleasant baby.

Adoption that Went Bad

This is a story about what happen to me while trying to adopt my uncles baby - girl. If you're planning to adopt, you should read this article so that you don't make the same mistakes I did and live your life with regret.

This is a Child having a Temper Tantrum
This is a Child having a Temper Tantrum

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    • torrilynn profile image


      6 years ago

      Hi tamron,

      nice hub that you have here

      I dont necessarily believe that tantrums start from birth but I

      do appreciate the information that you have behind it

      once again really nice hub

      Voted up

    • tamron profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      If you make the thret your going to beat the childs butt you better fall through otherwise your just a liar in the childs eyes. A friend of mine wrote this article

      This article explains how a child see's you. I must agree with the info. in this article. If you don't follow threw your child will never trust you or believe 'anything you say"simply put they see you as a liar!

    • CM Sullivan profile image

      CM Sullivan 

      8 years ago from California

      Nice article, except you forgot spanking a butt before ignoring their tantrum. :) Voted up.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Interesting article

    • WillStarr profile image


      8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I learned early on to either not to respond to tantrums at all, or to make having a tantrum costly, by putting away all toys, placing the screaming child in a playpen, and shutting the door.

      When the screaming stopped, the door was opened, toys were replaced, and life went on again.

    • khalid1407 profile image


      8 years ago from Melbourne



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