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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My son sits with us when we are eating our meals. but in the

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my son sits with us when we are eating our meals. but in the past weeks, he has started to yell very loudly constantly during our meals, especially when we are out in restaurants. Now he yells quite often during the day whenever he is by himself.
he is not hungry or need his diaper changed. what could be the reasons and what are some suggestions on getting him to stop. does he just want constant attention and if so, what are some ideas on how we can deal with this?
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, Sorry about these crying spells. Difficult to judge the cause unless a pediatrician assesses him during his fits of crying. If not hungry or wet, the cause could be some physical pain or attention seeking. You could try giving him a pacifier or plan your meal at home when he naps.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

You could also try drug like benadryl/phenergan quarter spoonful couple of times a day.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Could also be some strong smell from cooked food that he dislikes.


I think he is seeking attention all the time. so my question is to ask for advise and ideas on how to deal with this.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

This age there can be no specific strategy to counter this behavior. Just have to bear with his tantrum. An attractive toy or some other distraction may be offered.

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