There are many reasons why babies cry, its quite easy for experienced moms to decode crying, but as a new mom I know this can be a nightmare. There are two types of crying, one is crying uncontrollably and another is a little more relaxed crying at intervals. Most mommies can use their intuition to at-least detect the intensity of the cry. I could always tell how much trouble my baby was facing.
So lets start with uncontrollable crying. There can be 3 reasons
Ears are very sensitive and most babies cannot bear ear-pain. They can cry through the night with inflamed ears. Its best to rush to a doctor the first time, they usually prescribe ear drops and syrups with ibuprofen with paracetamol to reduce the pain. This usually occurs after a cold or if babies drink milk while sleeping.
Sign: uncontrollable crying, pulling of ears, pink cheeks, swallowing saliva
Stomach pains, Stomach Infections.
Babies cry uncontrollably with stomach infections or problems with the stomach. This again is a problem that only the doctor will be able to resolve. So any crying for more than 2 hours, rush them to the doctor.
Signs- Uncontrollably crying, crying when pressing the stomach, bloated stomach
There are some insects that can hurt the baby. Best would be to undress the child and check for bite or sting marks.
Signs: Itching, body pain
Common Reasons for Crying
- Hunger- Hunger is the most common reason why babies cry as they have tiny stomachs and their digestion is very fast.
- Needs sleep- Babies get very cranky if they dont get enough sleep, swaddling or rocking the baby with help them sleep
-Soiled diaper- This is another common reason why babies cry.
-Wants Attention- Babies and toddlers are big attention seekers. They love to be cuddled and held all the time, so they can get very cranky for attention.
- Weather Changes- Since babies have tender skin they are very sensitive to hot or cold weather.