Being a mother to a 2-month old baby, rather, being a 2-month old mother; has made me efficient enough to blog on the various reasons for which babies cry.
Presenting before you, my analysis…
9 Reasons Why Babies Cry
Most babies cry most of the time mostly because of hunger. The hunger level is directly proportional to the baby’s high-pitched shrill cry.
A wet or a dirty diaper irritates the baby to the core! Babies love fresh diapers and at least for my baby- the crying stops the moment he hears the diaper tabs being pulled off!
3. Cold Feelings
When the baby feels too cold (to the extent that his hands and feet start feeling cold when touched), he or she tends to cry out of discomfort.
Gas trouble or colic pain irritates the baby badly and causes immense discomfort that is, physical discomfort to the baby and emotional discomfort to the concerned parents, as well. Only when the baby passes wind or burps, does he feel fine.
5. Over Stimulation
When the baby is handled by many people, is constantly on the move, or is passed from hand-to-hand among strangers, then such over stimulation may leave the baby uneasy leading to crying.
6. The Need To Be Held
Many times, the baby gets bored, tired or restless lying on her back. Seeing people move around her or talk to her-without holding her-gets on her nerves. Crying is what this results into.
7. Sleepy Sleepy
Scores of instances in the past two months made me realize that a baby cries when she is sleepy and since she is too young to fall asleep on her own, she cries as a plea to us to put her to sleep.
8. Swaddle Me!
Not swaddling the baby comfortably enough can lead him to shed tears! Swaddling makes the baby feel secure, warm and comfortable-exactly how he was inside Mumma’s belly!
9. No Good Reason
Countless times the baby cries for no particular reason and that is the day, when you are said to ‘have had it!!!’
This is the time when such posts, blogs, websites and traditional advice do not work. Basically, nothing works and you got to get back to the drawing board! What works is your luck and fate!
I need to rush! 😀