Baby Care

Why Does My Baby Cry All The Time?

Common Reasons Babies Cry All The Time

We all know that babies are crying, but many future parents do not realize how much they will cry in the first months of their lives. Newborns are powerless to do something for themselves and crying is their most important form of communication. This is how they express their desires and needs and how they show that they feel uncomfortable. Babies cry for so many reasons that it is sometimes difficult for parents to know what to do. Sometimes it looks like the baby is crying for no reason.

But there is always a reason for the baby to cry. If this is not one of the most common reasons, continue with the list until you find the solution that helps you. We hope that after a few months you will know what your baby is asking for. Then the crying phase will end.

After this, the baby becomes more sensitive to noise and movements, and most of the times a baby responds and reacts to these by crying. There are a lot of causes why a child yields to crying. Tracing these causes is one of the important efforts a parent should get over.

Listed below are some typical characteristics a baby would show and try to make you understand by crying.

1. Hunger

Hunger is one of the most general reasons why babies cry, and other signs of hunger usually accompany it. For example, you may notice that your baby breaks his lips or puts his hands in front of his mouth. Crying usually begins when the baby has a moderate hunger and will become more intense as the hunger deteriorates.

2. Need to sleep

If a baby is in a comfortable position, is not hungry and does not have a dirty diaper, it is usually quite easy to fall asleep. But when he is tired and can not sleep for some reason, this usually leads to crying. In many cases, when crying indicates fatigue, this can also mean that something is wrong.

3. Fed too much

Overfeeding a baby often causes the baby discomfort because he or she can’t digest all of the breast milk or formula properly. When fed too much, a baby may also swallow air, which can produce gas, increase discomfort in the belly, and lead to crying. An overfed baby also may spit up more than usual and have loose stools.

4. Clothing (being too hot or too cold)

Sometimes crying means merely: “I feel uncomfortable.” The most common cause of discomfort for the baby is the lack or lack of clothing. Babies usually like to be warm and bundled, but it is possible to do too much. Also, too much clothing and tarpaulins can disturb the breathing.

5. Dirty diaper

As you can probably imagine, it is uncomfortable to have a dirty diaper. Babies are used to it and can usually endure this unpleasant feeling for a short time, but after a few minutes, they almost always start to cry. Fortunately, this problem is easy to identify.


6. Stomach problems caused by colic and gas

Abdominal problems related to gas or colic can cause a lot of crying. Babies seem to suffer more digestion than the rest of us, possibly due to the fact that their digestive system is still underdeveloped and has not regained the long-term balance. Also, babies usually swallow a lot of air when they are breastfeeding, bottle feeding or crying, which can cause discomfort. Work on your rotten technique, and you should be able to solve many of these problems without many problems.

7. Teething

One of the uncomfortable parts of your baby’s life is when a tooth is growing. It is painful and itchy. You can try purchasing a teether so your baby can chew on the toy when the discomfort becomes too unbearable.

8. Needs to burp

If your baby cries during or straight after a feed, she may have wind. Wind is simply the air in your baby’s tummy, which she’s swallowed as she feeds, or even when she cries. Patting or rubbing your baby’s back are good ways to burp her.

9. Wants to be held

Babies need lots of cuddly toys. They love to see the faces of their parents, hear their voices, hear their heartbeats and even smell their unique scent. Crying can be their way of asking to stay close.

10. Illness 

Sometimes babies might cry because they are just not feeling well. Common reasons might be an ear infection or abdominal pain. If you suspect that your baby isn’t feeling well, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. 

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Is it normal for my baby to cry all the time?

The cry of the baby tends to be different than that caused by hunger or frustration. And sometimes babies even cry when they are not sick, do not feel hungry, are not frustrated or do not need a nappy change. But if your baby cries “just do not just,” trust your instinct and call or consult a health care professional.

Research shows that crying follows a developmental pattern during the first months of life. Crying increases with an age of 2 to 3 weeks, peaks between 6 and 8 weeks, then decrease and usually reaches the lowest level at about 4 months.

If your baby is comfortable, he won’t give you a lot of problems. A happy and comfortable baby is an easy baby to take care of.