Babies cry for the same reason adults talk — to communicate.
Crying is the only way for infants to tell us when something is wrong. But while the baby may know what’s wrong, it’s often more difficult for new parents to decipher the meaning of their baby’s cries. As your baby grows, you will learn to recognize and differentiate among her various cries.
Newborns sometimes cry up to four hours a day, and each cry can send a different message.
Gas is very common in infants, affecting 3 out of 4 babies. Gas bubbles can cause discomfort, making baby cry. Many infants with gas will also pull their legs up, lying in a curled position to help relieve their discomfort. Infants' MYLICON® Drops can provide safe, effective relief for your baby by gently breaking up the gas bubbles.*
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Generally unmistakably loud and sudden, with long high-pitched shrieks followed by a pause and then a wail. If you are unable to find a cause, you should call your healthcare provider immediately if this type of crying persists or the baby is inconsolable.
Often your baby’s coos will turn to a wail if she doesn’t get the attention she wants or needs. Rest assured that no amount of love, cuddling, hugging, and caring will spoil your baby in the first six months, so go ahead and pick her up.
If your baby’s cries are whiny, nasal, and continuous, chances are she’s overtired, about to have a bowel movement, too warm, too cold, or otherwise uncomfortable.
If your baby is "good" all day, sometimes she just needs to release energy by crying. This usually occurs at the end of the day, or the "witching hour."
Some babies are just fussy by nature. Irritable crying varies in duration and occurs randomly, without an apparent cause.
If at any point your baby's cry seems out of the ordinary and continues to persist please contact your healthcare professional.
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