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Mommies, the cry of a baby seems upsetting for you. But it is how they communicate hunger, anxiety, the need for sleep, uneasiness and what not. The question that may confuse is the reason why your baby is crying? It can be tough to know the exact reason why your baby is crying, especially during the initial stage.

This article will definitely tell you the reason why your baby is crying and how to soothe them.

Hungry

This is the most common reason why your baby is crying? Wouldn’t you, if you couldn’t get adequate food?

Signs that your baby is crying because of Hunger

  • Opening and closing of her mouth
  • Sucking on her lips, hands, or clothing
  • Moving her head frantically from side to side

What to do about it?

This is an easy one… feed her! Notice these signs in the future, before your baby gets starving because most of the time, things can get out of hand. It is tough to feed a really hungry baby.

Trouble Belly

Belly issues associated with gas can be one of the reasons why your baby is crying. Some babies have no trouble passing gas, and others can have a bit of a problem.

Signs that your baby is crying because of trouble belly

  • Crying right after eating
  • Pulling up legs

What to do about it?

  • Hold baby on her stomach to help with digestion
  • Bicycle her legs and push them up to her chest to help relieve the gas

Nappy change

Your baby may create a fuss if her nappy is spoiled. Because of a wet nappy, they may feel irritated and they will communicate this by crying. It is advisable to use a baby cream at nappy change and if possible, give your baby nappy-free time.

Signs that your baby needs a nappy change

  1. Apart from the smell, you may notice your baby straining, or going red in the face.

What to do about it?

It is suggested to change the nappy when your baby awakes for the feed. Why take a chance and make your baby feel uncomfortable?

Keep the nappy change as calm and quiet as possible.

Teething Pain

Teething can be painful. Some babies suffer more than others, but all are likely to be fussy and tearful from teething at some point.

Signs that your baby is crying because of teething pain

  • A slightly raised temperature
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Lots of Droll

What to do about it?

  • Massage her gums by gently rubbing them with your clean finger.
  • While nursing your baby, dip your fingers in cool water and massaging her gums before each feeding

Published on: 24th October 2019

FAQ's

New born babies cry 2-3 hours a day. Most of the time they want to tell something through their tears but yes sometime they cry for no reason.

1. Take a break while feeding to burp may help to stop hiccups.

2. Use a pacifier.

Most newborns reach a crying peak at about 6 weeks. Then their crying starts to decrease. By 3 months, they usually only cry for about an hour a day.