It’s Ok that Your Baby’s Cries

1. Baby is hungry

If your baby’s feeding time is nearing and he/she is crying, then he/she is liiely to be hungry. The cries will have a slow introductory stage where your baby is waking and realising they’re hungry. At first, it might sound like fussy crying, but after a while, the cries become more frantic to a point where they are louder, longer and more demanding.

However, if you have just fed your baby, the cries may signal trapped gas in his/her stomach

2. Diaper Care

A wet or dirty nappy is one of the top reasons that makes your baby uncomfortable cry.

It usually stars with a whiny, nasal, persistent cry with a short cry sound, followed by a longer one.

3. Seeking for Attention & Play

Babies cry to express their needs. Crying may be the only way that babies can communicate what they need. However, their crying may also be caused by them seeking attention

4. Rest & Sleep

Babies cry to communicate with their parents. During the first few weeks, newborn babies rely primarily on their cry and reflexes to communicate. So you might notice them yawning, closing their eyes, making jerky movements, putting their fist to their mouth and sucking on their thumb.

Babies may cry if they are too tired or over-simulated and trying hard to fall asleep.

5. Unwell/Sick or Uncomfortable

Together with your baby’s cries , you should look our for other symptoms like whether your baby is lethargic, whether their eyes are watery, or they have a runny or blocked nose.

Take your baby’s temperature if you’re worried they have a fever. Call your pediatrician

Constant crying that doesn’t stop even when the baby is fed, comforted or sleeping. Cries that indicate signs of illness often sound like weak, tired moans.