Why Do Baby’s Cry


When you’re a new parent and your baby cries it can be a bit overwhelming. You may be wondering why is my baby crying? Crying is a normal part of a baby’s growth and development. Crying is your baby's way of expressing to you that they need comfort, something is wrong and they need attention. Occasionally it’s easy to figure out what your baby wants, and from time to time it's not.

Babies cry typically for nearly 2-3 hours a day. It's common for a baby to cry for 2–3 hours a day for the first 6 weeks. Throughout the first 3 months of lifetime, babies cry more than at any other time. Also, some babies crying is prolonged more than the times mentioned. The crying could occur in the late mid-afternoon and evening, although be mindful that every day will probably be a bit divergent. When babies grow older, they spend to a lesser extent crying. The crying is also more prone to be spread throughout the day.



Here are top 11 reasons why babies cry:

1. Hunger - Babies cry when they are hungry. They cease crying at the commencement of feeding. When they are done feeding, they are happy.

2. Sleepiness - Babies cry because they need sleep. They need their mom or dad to put them in a comfy position. It could be swaddled and on their back.

3. Need to burp - Burping your baby is an important part to their feeding routine. Burping allows your baby to get out some of that gassiness to alleviate the discomfort in your babies stomach.

4. Tummy Troubles – Tummy aches is a frequent problem for babies. Common causes can be stomach flu, upper respiratory infections, motion sickness, food allergies, culprits include gas, reflux, gerd, colic, lactose, intolerance, intestinal blockage, food allergies, appendicitis and the most common cause is constipation.

5. Teething – Signs that your Baby will start teething is when they cries and throw tantrums. They can be fussy, cranky, whine and scream.

6. Overstimulation - Happens when babies are overwhelmed by more experiences, sensations, noise and activity then they can cope with.

7. Need attention - Sometimes babies will cry because they require attention from their parent.

8. General discomfort – Babies normally fuss when they are feeling discomfort. Infant fussiness typically starts at about 2 to 3 weeks, peaks at 6 weeks and is diminishes by 3 to 4 months. On average it can last anywhere between 2 to 4 hours per day.

9. Collic – Colic is when a baby cries for an indefinitely long period for no evident reason. It is most common during the first 6 weeks of life.

10. Dirty Diaper - Stool is very exasperating to the baby’s skin. If not cleaned off properly, it can cause discomfort and burning sensation.

11. Want be held or cuddled - Babies want, even crave the experience of being held, Babies often cry out of loneliness because they're not being held or rocked constantly.

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