Reasons babies cry :
- Dirty diaper
- Hot or cold
- Colic, gas or food allergies
- Wants to be held
- Not feeling well
Most newborns eat every few hours. Learning to recognize the signs of hunger will help you start your baby’s feeding before the crying stage. If you are breast feeding your baby, the flavour of the milk might change in response to what you eat and drink. If you suspect that a certain food or drink is making your baby fussier than usual, avoid it for several days to see if it makes a difference.
Your baby might need more sleep than you think. Newborns often sleep up to 16 hours a day. Some newborns sleep even more.
For some babies, a wet diaper is a sure-fire way to trigger tears. Check your baby’s diaper often to make sure it’s clean and dry.
Hot or Cold
A baby who is too hot or cold is likely to be uncomfortable. When your baby feels chilly, such as when you remove his clothes to change a diaper or clean his bottom with a cold wipe, he may protest by crying. Newborns like to be bundled up and keep warm but not too warm.
Colic, gas or food allergies
Tummy troubles associated with gas or colic can lead to lots of crying.
Wants to be held
Babies need a lot of cuddling. They like to see their parents faces, hear their voices and listen to their heartbeats and can even detect their unique smell.
Not feeling well
If you have met your baby’s basic needs and comforted them and they are still crying, he could be coming down with something. You may want to check his temperature to rule out a fever and be alert for other signs of illness.