Screaming like a banshee

(5 Posts)
LittleMilla Sat 04-Jan-14 10:07:51

My nearly 6mo ds2 has suddenly (as in the last couple of days) started screaming like a banshee when he is unhappy. It's very extreme and has got dh and I slightly worried.

He had a fall on Thursday (out of bouncer off the table) and we took him to a and e, they said he was fine. It's not always when he's laid down which makes me think he's not hurt.

Also teething. And also got a suspected chest infection as his chest is rattley. I'm taking him to out of hours in a bit as he barely shook off the last one before this came along.

I realise I sound slightly neurotic reading this all. But my normally chilled little boy seems quite unhappy and I'm not sure if it's developmental and normal (he's found a cry that has us running to him immediately). Or if something is genuinely wrong.

Anyone had this at this age?

CunningAtBothEnds Sat 04-Jan-14 15:27:21

I would think developmental, he is unhappy and knows that the cry illicits that reaction. Also when they find a new noise they seem to make it regardless (mine is currently growling, a lot, like an ewok) Would still get him checked though as poor mite sounds like he is poorly.

TheGreatHunt Sat 04-Jan-14 16:48:11

He's only 6 months old - I doubt he does it merely for reaction. Get him checked out just in case. I would.

LittleMilla Sat 04-Jan-14 17:07:02

So he's fine, apparently. Inflamed tonsils but no chest infection.

My feeling is that he's learnt a good way to get our attention! Gutting as he's been a pretty good sleeper and I fear that this signals a tough spell ahead of us!

TheGreatHunt Sat 04-Jan-14 18:04:29

Inflamed tonsils doesn't sound nice!

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