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Why Do Babies Cry?

Why Do Babies Cry?

Why Do Babies Cry?

A Baby Girl Crying

Why Do Babies Cry?…is a tough question to answer! Let’s sort out the right culprits by looking at general reasons for a crying baby. Normally a newborn’s behavior is characterized by four things. Sleeping, feeding, crying, & repeat….

For a newborn baby, crying is a way of asking for multiple things. What are those multiple things it’s your duty to figure it out and trust me there is no tried & tested method, you just keep guessing what your baby actually wants until you finally reach that!

You may loo your cool in the processor may get trapped by the mom’s guilt that you are unable to communicate to your baby, your parenting skills aren’t up to the job hence You are not a good mom. Trust me you can handle it! The key is to be patient and persistent.

The First 3 months are the period of intense newborn crying but it will pass. Babies cry and fuss on average for almost three hours a day. No two babies are alike, so what may work for one may not work for another.  Most of the crying and fussing starts in the late afternoon and  at night

As the babies grew older this whole crying at night patterns shifts to the whole day but they spend less time crying and it becomes much easier for you to understand that why they are crying.

With the help of pediatricians and experts, we can categories a few culprits that could be the reason for crying.

Why Do Babies Cry?

Why Do Babies Cry

Reasons for Why Babies Cry?

1. Babies cry when they are Hungry

2. Babies cry when they are feeling Sleepiness

3. Babies cry when there is a need to Change the Diaper

4. Babies cry when they are Colic

5. Babies cry when they need to Burp

6. Babies cry when they need your Attention

7. Babies cry when they are Teething

8. Babies cry when they are Feeling Sick

9. Babies cry due to General Discomfort

9. Babies cry when they are Overstimulated

10. Babies cry when their Tummy Troubles

11. Babies cry due to their Clothing

lets discuss these points one by one!

Why Do Babies Cry

1. Babies cry when they are Hungry

It’s human nature to become a little cranky when feeling hungry and for a newborn that a little cranky” is multiply by ten! So yes babies cry their lungs out even you have a few of them 2 hours ago.

2. Babies cry when they are feeling Sleepiness

The fact is babies are incapable of self-soothing, parents have to help them establish these things. Parents use different techniques to soothe the baby and make the baby sleep i.e

3. Babies cry when they Need a Diaper change

Babies have different levels of tolerance for dirty diapers. Some can go hours in a wet diaper or even in a dirty diaper and others can not hold on a second in a dirty diaper. they stir the world in a second!  So it’s pretty simple to take a sneak peek in the diaper or just have a sniff test if you are afraid of babies’ discomfort. There are diapers with wetness indicates …

4. Babies cry when they are Colic

If the baby keeps crying for no apparent reason. The baby also turns red and closed his fist tightly while crying, keep on crying for more than 2 hours then it could be a colic baby to treat a colicky baby you can read: Top 10 Best Tips to Soothe a Colicky Baby

5. Babies cry when they need to burp

During feeding sessions babies also suck air, causing a need to burp every time you feed them. That air is uncomfortable for the baby. The baby may want to drink more milk but due to that, she can’t. So little burping can do the trick.

6. Babies cry when they need your attention

That little human being is asking for attention that’s why he is crying his lungs out! Babies cry because they want to be held. They feel safe and secure in their caregiver’s hand.

7. Babies cry when they are Teething

Teething can be a reason for babies to cry. it normally starts around 6 months onward and may last up to 1.5 years.  for that, you can give Teether to the baby for soothing for a more detailed read(Best Baby Teether)

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A tired newborn Baby in a Towel

8. Babies cry when they are feeling sick

If the baby is not feeling well he is having any kind of problems like stuffy nose temperature rashes allergies or vaccination then crying is a normal consequence.  Take her to the doctor or give prescribed medicine timely.

9. Babies cry due to General discomfort

Even the slightest thing can bother your baby it could be that tiny that you are unable to notice it but it’s bothering him such as a hair tangle in the baby’s hand or feet. Any clothes or comforter that loop around your baby. for that, you need to check the baby properly. You can also give him a warm bath to avoid ll those little pieces that are bothering him.

10. Babies cry when they are Overstimulated

Babies do not feel comfortable in loud and crowded places. Sometimes they just need “mommy, daddy, and my time”

11. Babies cry when their Tummy Troubles

Babies have as tiny stomachs as they are! Their immunity to bacteria is now as good as that of a grown-up. So one needs to be very careful about what kind of food you should give to the baby and is he able to digest it according to his age.

Like many foods, you can not give to your baby before they turn one. And for toddlers, processed food can cause trouble. You should also look for food allergies if your baby has any.

12. Babies cry due to their Clothing

For most new parents it’s best to wrap the baby in as many layers of clothes as they can! oops. That’s not gonna work! Although they are a little more sensitive to weather, after all, they are humane too…

so you can just have one extra layer on clothes on babies than that you are wearing. Isn’t it simple!

When to reach out for help

The above mention is the normal reason for crying babies but if you feel that baby is not calming down or there is a need to see the doctor. Then you should definitely trust your gut feelings.

I can mention a few points for when to reach out for help but keep in mind “mothers instinct for her child is always right”

  • the baby keeps crying for more than two hours.
  • The baby is acting in an unusual way
  • You have tried all the advice yet the baby is crying
  • You desperately think you need help

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