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8 Unknown Reasons Why Babies Cry- Women's must know this !!

A baby cries because …

8 Unknown Reasons Why Babies Cry- Women's must know this !!
8 Unknown Reasons Why Babies Cry- Women's must know this !!

  1. she’s hungry or thirsty                                                                                                                         
  2. her nappy’s wet                                                                                                                                 
  3. she’s in pain, e.g. from wind or colic                                                                                                   
  4. she’s tired but can’t get to sleep                                                                                                          
  5. she feels like exercising her lungs                                                                                                       
  6. she’s lonely                                                                                                                                           
  7. she’s bored                                                                                                                                                             
  8. I don’t know why she cries
Life without tears It’s not ‘good’ for babies to cry. If they cry on and on it’s usually because their needs are not being met. But do babies themselves know what they need? And can you spoil a young baby by giving her too much attention?


  1. Hunger
This will almost certainly be on your list. Babies signal hunger with a warning cry that will usually stop if their request is met quickly.

 If you insist on your feeding times from the beginning, you may be in for double trouble.

 When you eventually try to feed the baby she may be too worked up to suck, then she’ll get hungrier and cry more, and you’re more likely to get cross or depressed.
  1. Other physical needs
Pain from wind or  colic or wet nappies may be on your list too. Today the experts disagree about how important these dis­comforts are.

Some say that the baby’s greater need is for ‘contact comfort’ – being held and cuddled by you – and that her physical discomfort will disappear naturally as you handle her.

In one experiment, a group of babies who were crying shortly after a feed were all picked up and changed – but only half were given clean nappies.

 The others had the wet nappies taken off and put back on again. All the babies settled happily. The picking up, and the change of position, seemed to be more important than the clean nappy.

Wrapping a baby up firmly, following steps 1-4 above, can be an effective soother
Crying to exercise the lungs is definitely a myth. Lungs are not muscles that get stiff through lack of exercise.
  1. Loneliness and boredom
Even very young babies show an interest in toys, and in people, and get lonely or bored without them. So they cry.

Very often babies who do not seem to be crying for any specific reason stop when they are picked up. But to say that ‘babies cry to be picked up’ suggests the baby is canny enough to think ‘if I cry they’ll pick me up’.

 in the first few months babies show no other signs of working things out so logically.

 It is much more likely that the baby feels uncomfortable when she’s not in physical contact with her parents – in other words, she’s really crying because she’s not being held. Being held and comforted helps the baby build up trust in her parents.
  1. Don’t know
You’re a rare parent indeed if you always know why your baby cries.

Next time your baby cries and you don’t know why, check the list above.  Are you being too strict about feeding ? is she getting  enough cuddles ?   One possible reason not listed in the table is simply being cold .

 If the baby’s fed without her head being covered, she may be very chilled by the time she’s finished, particularly at night.

 In the early weeks babies are better at sweating off heat than at getting themselves warm again once they’re cold.

All parents have to use trial and error  to find out how to stop the crying . You’ll probably soon be able to recognise different types of crying.

 Two clear different types of cry are the ‘shriek’ of pain (when the baby usually doubles up as well) and the ‘sickening for something’ cry.

This is a low pitched wail or whimper, quite different from the usual yells, that continues off and on. It may mean that the baby is developing an infection.

Individual differences

Even babies of two to five days old differ in the extent to which they can be aroused or soothed. Studies of crying babies have shown that:
  • When they are put to the shoulder most stop  crying,  but  some  become more alert and watchful than others.                                                                                                                         
  • Any ‘soother’, such as a dummy, or rocking, usually helps reduce crying, movement and   tension,   but   what’s
    most effective is different for different babies and at different times.                                                 
  • Sleepiness or ‘dopiness’ in a new­ born baby may be due to the mother’s being given medication during labour,
    but there do also seem to be inborn differences in temperament.     
Do babies understand?
To begin with, it’s doubtful if the baby knows exactly why she’s crying. But that doesn’t mean to say there isn’t a reason.       

 At this age crying is never just a test. The baby reacts to inner sensations, and these, to judge by her cries, can be very disturbing. When her whole body shakes with sobs it seems as if her world is being shaken too – and that is reason enough to comfort her.

As she gets older, she gives more precise signals of need – a warning cry or fret may come before a full bellow, a hand wave may mean one thing, a particular ‘face’ another. Parents read meaning into their babies’ cries, and decide how to deal with them accord­ingly: ‘She must be hungry, I’ll feed her now.’ ‘Listen, she’s trying it on again, I’ll leave her for the moment.’ The baby’s crying and the parent’s response, are the beginnings of com­munication and understanding – or lack of it.

Babies seem to sense from your voice and the way you’re holding them that you’re cross or upset, regardless of whether it’s anything to do with them. The sleeping baby who starts to cry in her mother’s arms when she talks about something that she finds frightening senses her feelings, but can’t understand or do anything about them.

Sensitive parents

The way parents treat their babies seems to affect how much the babies cry far more than any inbuilt differ­ences in irritability do. For example, a group of mothers and babies were followed through for a whole year.

The researchers found that:
  • In the first three months, babies cried most often when they weren’t in sight, sound or touch of their mothers.
    Only some of these cries seemed to be to do with hunger or pain.                                                      
  • The most effective way of stopping the baby crying was for the mother to pick her up and feed her if necessary.                                                                                                                                    
  • The most effective way of reducing the number of times the baby cried and the amount of time she spent crying
    was for the mother to respond quickly to her. Mothers   who   reacted quickly    prevented    the    baby    from
    starting to cry by being sensitive to feeding- signals and providing lots of physical contact,               
  • from the fourth month on, persist­ent crying    was    linked    with    the mothers’   ignoring   the   cries   or   not
    responding to them immediately: the more the mothers delayed, the more the babies cried.
The results of this study go against the old view that picking up ‘gives in to’ and ‘spoils’ the child, and encour­ages it to cry.   

 The study also showed that at the end of the first year, the fussy, demanding and hard-to-control babies were those whose mothers had ignored, or delayed responding to their cries.

 The ‘responded to’ babies were more independent, had a greater variety of ‘signals’ other than crying and were more content with less contact with their mothers.

Fussy babies can be turned into apathetic and listless babies if they are ignored and unloved enough – as can be seen from studies of orphanages of days gone by. But who would want to give a child that sort of start in life?

Follow your feelings

Perhaps the only rule about crying, as our mother-helpers said, is ‘follow your feelings, not the experts’.

We talked to one young couple who had stood by and let their three-month-old son cry because their GP said it was just colic, and their health visitor had recommended four hour feeds and warned them about spoiling. ‘Next time we’ll do it our way’, was their response.

But what about the time when your feelings say ‘I’ve had enough. I could bash his head in’. It happens to most parents at some time.

 Recognise those feelings, and try to find someone who’s not upset to take the baby for a while -even if you have to knock on a neigh­bour’s door. Then go away and go to sleep, or talk to someone or have a good cry.

 If you try to handle the baby when you feel like that the baby will only pick up your feelings.
Our mothers stressed that parents have needs too; you can’t always go instantly.

 All the mothers had, at some time, just shut the door on the baby, or given the baby to someone who wasn’t upset, and had a good scream themselves.

As time goes by

By around eight months, crying should be less frequent and more obviously linked to what’s happening in the baby’s world – perhaps in reaction to a frightening stranger, to not being able to catch your attention, or to not being able to reach a toy.

It’ll save you both frustration if you help your baby do the things she wants to do but can’t quite yet, like rolling over or reaching for a toy.

 But being cuddled and held and touched will still be very important to her too for a long time to come.

What soothes a baby?

Different soothers, some unusual, work for different babies. Our group of mothers suggested various ploys – car rides, jogging in a sling, musical boxes, singing, back-rubs, dummies (clean and not sweetened), shoulder-rides and wrapping firmly in a shawl, as shown above (for ‘twitchy’ babies) and my personal favourite –slumber sounds .

Unfortunately, sometimes your well-meaning efforts to soothe your baby may make things worse. The time may be wrong for that lovely bath.

And a frantic sequence of distractions -bottle, rattle, dummy, finger play – is much more likely to over-excite the baby into further crying.

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