The way baby to communicate is by crying. When a baby cries, it signs that he needs to be fed up, feels uncomfortable with the diaper, pain, and others. For the parents especially the new parents, it is important to understand the reasons baby cries. It aims for interpreting what the baby wants to tell. From that phenomena, this article will point you some of the reasons baby cries. May, you have already known about the reasons. However, it is not wrong if you still look at the reasons. In addition, for each point, there are some facts that support the explanation. It will come as your references to know some signs that may you do not find yet in you baby.
12 Reasons Baby Cries
1. Getting Hungry
The first possible interpretation of the reasons baby cries is he gets hungry. However, as the parents, you have to be smart in recognizing some signs of the baby get hunger. So you can start to feed you baby before he gets crying. Some of the baby’s hunger signs especially the newborn baby are smacking his lip, fussing, putting his hand to the mouth, and rooting. If you find one or some of those signs, you can try to breast-feed your baby. If your baby does not cry anymore, it seems he is really hungry.
2. Having Stomach problems because of gas and colic
The stomach problems of the baby are usually caused by the colic or gas. It comes as one of the reason baby cries. If you find the condition where your baby has the heavy crying or inconsolable crying for three hours in day, or three days in a week, or even three weeks in a month, it may be the indications that your baby gets colic. Then, if your baby cries of fusses after you fed him, it may she gets the stomach pain.
To overcome its conditions, you can try to take advantage home remedies such as gripe water (a solution made from sodium carbonate and some herbs) or anti-gas drops made for babies need. However, those remedies are not proven as the effective way yet. It will be better if you contact you baby’s doctor first before using those remedies.
On the other side, even your baby does not fuse after feeding or does not get colicky but she still cries, it is possible that you baby has gas pain. To settle this one of the reasons baby cries, you can grasp your baby’s legs, move the leg by bicycling motion gently, or put your baby on his back.
Based on Kates’s experience, she has ever found that her 9 months daughter got the gas pain. Her baby had inconsolable crying for at about two hours for the first time. Kate brought her baby to the nearby clinic. Before met with the doctor, her baby let out the fart and got fine earlier. Besides, there is also a mommy with two babies told that her baby got gassy and cried a lot. She tried giving the anti-gas drop for baby and pushed in rocking motion the baby’s knees up to belly gently. In several minutes, the baby let out the fart and be fine.
3. Needing to burp
Among of the reasons baby cries is she needs to burp. When your baby starts to cry after eating, may she need to burp to make herself comfortable. When the baby is breastfeeding or sucking from the bottle, she swallows the air. It may cause the discomfort when the baby does not release its air. It does not occur to all babies, just some of them who need to release the air from their tummy.
There is a baby that often cries after had a feeding because of having a difficult burping. The mother tried to rub and pat the baby, but it didn’t work. The she tried to use “tummy time” method; then her baby let out the burp after several minutes. Then, another mom also told that to help baby let out a burp, she patted the baby back and had walking around.
4. Dirty Diaper
One of the reasons baby cries is when the baby feels uncomfortable with the diaper. It may get dirty. The baby can tolerate the dirty diaper not so longer, usually he will cry immediately to tell you that he needs to change the diaper. You can check the diaper to make sure that you baby cries because of the diaper that gets dirty. Then, change the diaper with the new one when it is dirty. In addition, it will be better when you check and change the diaper gradually to inhibit the crying stage.
5. Fell asleep
Needing a sleep becomes one of the reasons baby cries. Sometime baby will cry and fuse before sleeping, but sometime she will directly go to sleep. Usually, when the baby gets the overtired, she will cry before sleeping. It requires you as parent lulling your baby to sleep by patting, breast-feeding or something like that.
A mom supposed that her baby got colicky because crying a lot. In a time, a mom found the information about baby’s exhaustion that causes the crying a lot. After that, she tried to put her baby to sleep when the baby was crying. Then, Stefanie told her experience of her baby that cried after being fed and being played. She tried to talk softly and holds the baby gently; the she went to sleep sooner.
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Then, the experience of a father, Rob used to lull his daughter by “shhhhhh” when the baby cries. Because it took too long, he recorded his voice and let the daughter hearing it. It definitely worked. Then, a mom of 2 ½ months baby told that her baby used to play. When the baby got tired of play, he started to cry. The mom tried to minimize the sensory input to her baby to make him sleep.
6. Need to be held
When the babies want to be held or to see their parents’ existence or hear their parents’ voice, they will cry. It is one of the reasons baby cries. So you cannot even wonder if your baby cries when you are in distance with him. it means your baby asks you to hold him. A mom told that she tried to hold the baby in nurse position and wrap her baby by a blanket when she cried. Finally, her baby got calm down and slept. In other case, there is a mom that used to calm down her son when he was crying by saying “mommy is here and protects you.” For a while her son went to sleep.
7. Getting too cold or too hot
The temperature condition can come as one of the reasons baby cries whether it will be cold or hot. For instance, when you want change the diaper and clean you baby bottom by cold wipe, she may cry because of getting cold. On the other side, your baby also gets crying when the temperature getting too warm, you need to take down the layer that cover you baby. However, too cold temperature rather makes the baby cry than the too warm.
8. The unnoticeable painful
When you baby suddenly cries, it is possible that she gets painful but she cannot explain it. For example, baby is sensitive about the fabric of her clothes, to express her displeasure, she may cries. Then, it is also possible that the hair tourniquet becomes one of the reasons baby cries such as she gets hair wrapped around her finger. Also, it can occur when your baby is not comfortable with the certain situation like the lighting that is too bright. It may make you overwhelmed when you find your baby cries for no reason.
9. Teething troubles
Teething troubles are the reasons baby cries. The baby will be in painful when he gets new tooth; it is no wonder I your baby become so fussy and cry a lot. To make sure that your baby cries because of teething, you can check his gums with your finger. Usually, the first tooth turns point between 4 till 7 months old or earlier. Sometimes, babies get a fever when firstly emerge the tooth.
10. Needs more stimulation
When the baby starts to stay active, it may come as one of the reasons baby cries. Your baby is not pleasant when you just carry him up. So that he will cry if he does not do as they want. Alternatively, you can hang out with your friends with the babies to stimulate your baby and make your baby does not cry anymore.
11. Needs Less stimulation
A baby sometimes will be fussy when she faces out much stimulation such she is passed hand to hand. The baby will feel tired as if she cries to tell “it’s enough, I need a rest.” In other words, the tiredness is one of the reasons baby cries. Then, you can try to swaddle your baby when she cries, most babies feels comfort when they are swaddled.
12. Feels not so well
Feeling not so well become one of the reasons baby cries. If you find your baby cries distinctively from the usual such crying because of hungry, it signs your baby has health problem. You can check her temperature to make sure if she gets fever or any other illness signs. If your instinct says your baby is not well, bring her to the doctor. In addition, when you find your baby is still crying you may overwhelm of what you should do. Even the reasons baby cries do not always clear, you can try to always check your baby condition. Always keeping the comfort of your baby will help your baby does not to cry a lot.