Since babies cant speak and express, crying is the only mode of communication for babies to express their pain or problem. If you are a new mom, you might face a communication problem with the baby and may not understand the problem. Here we compile few common reasons why baby cries and how to handle them. You should call your doctor if these techniques do not work and the baby continues to cry.
Baby is Hungry
This is the most common reason why a baby cries. Babies have a tiny stomach that cannot hold much food. So, if your baby is crying, the first thing you can do is try giving him some milk. Sometimes, babies get hungry very soon after their last meal.
Baby is Tired
Babies cry if they are overtired. The clues that your baby is tired is if he is whining and crying even at the slightest things. Try to put your baby to sleep.
Baby just feels like crying
If your baby is five months or less, he may start crying at the same time every day for no reason at all. Cuddling the baby or taking him for a walk can soothe your baby. This cry will not be continuous and baby stops crying when you cuddle or entertain them.
Time for Nappy Change
Your baby might get cranky or cry loudly if his nappy/diaper is wet or soiled. The skin might be irritated and the baby will convey it by crying. Use diaper rash creams if your baby gets rashes and also give him some nappy free time.
Baby is feeling too hot or cold
There are possible chances that you might have put few dresses or put more dresses to your baby as per the weather. Try removing some or adding layers as per the temperature.
Baby is not feeling well
If your baby is unwell, he will cry in a different tone than the usual. The cry will be weaker and not continuous and high-pitched. The cry will not be stopped with any of the above methods. Its the time to take baby to your doctor then.
They simply need cuddle
Sometimes babies just need lots of cuddling for reassurance. Try singing some lullaby and cuddle your baby when he/she cries next time.