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Why Is My Baby Crying?

Posted Jan 07 2009 5:09pm

So you’ve made it through nine months, giving birth and now you have a newborn at home. Newborns cry when they are hungry, have to burp, when they’re cold, and sometimes for no good reason. Most of the time, babies will tell you why they are crying by their body language. Learning to read your baby’s cues will save you a lot of aggravation. The two easiest cues to read are hunger cries and burp me cries.

When a newborn is hungry, they will often try rooting. Rooting means they will turn their head with their mouths open trying to find food. Also, if you offer a crying baby your finger and they suck hard on it, chances are your baby is hungry.

When newborns start crying and moving their body around a lot, especially their legs, and even turn red in the face, they probably have gas.

If you try feeding and burping and your baby is still crying, try changing their diaper. After that, wrap them up so they are nice and warm. Rocking them and keeping them close to your body will help. If your newborn is still crying, and you are getting frustrated, put your baby in it’s crib and walk away for a few minutes. Make sure you take a few minutes to calm yourself down before trying to figure out what’s wrong.  As long as your baby is safe, crying with or without you will not matter. The best mothers in the world have been driven a bit crazy and done harmful things to their children because of excessive crying.

If your baby is still crying, your baby might be sick or colicky. You should contact your doctor if your baby seems to be crying longer then usual.

This is a post from Baby Nursing Blog

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