Parents reaction to the baby’s crying is that they are worried, frightened and fear that something “terrible” is happening.
It’s the hardest for the parents when they see that the baby wants to say something, but cannot speak or he is crying, and they do not know why.
Sometimes mothers are led by instinct and get what is necessary from the baby’s crying, but all of the baby’s faces can be translated without a problem at any time, so you know what your baby is trying to tell you.
- When he is frowning, the baby is telling you that he does not feel well. If the frowning leads to crying he may have gas and cramps which he can release with a simple massage of the belly.
- If he frowns with his eyes wide open, probably at that point he has diarrhea. If during that period his lips are clenched, it will take some time.
- The sudden crying, screaming and throwing the things that he is holding means the baby wants attention from you and shows you that he is bored.
- Once he turns the other way and avoids eye contact, the baby shows that he does not want to communicate. This is confirmed if he begins to play with his fingers.
Every crying can have a different meaning. Although it seems quite normal for each baby to cry, you need to carefully consider the cry and try to help him.
There are some signs that you can discover from the crying:
- When the baby is angry the crying is sharp and strong.
- When something hurts, the crying is hard to calm down.
- When he is tired crying is sad and he cries intermittently.
- When frightened, crying is broken up, and it may sound like screaming.
- In the first three months, babies cry mostly because they are hungry. It is recommended to feed them every three hours, and if they cry more often, then every hour.
- When baby wakes up from sleeping he may be crying because he is hungry or frightened.
After the sixth month, infants get a wide range of emotions, which can be the culprits behind your baby’s unstoppable crying.
If you cannot find out why your baby is crying, what we as parents need to do in any situation, is the following:
- Offer him food
- Give him water he may be thirsty
- Make sure he has clean diapers
- Raise it to burp
- Check if he has cramps and massage his stomach
- Check whether he has a stuffy nose
- Check if something is too tight or itchy
- If there is nothing of the above, then maybe the child requires a little more love, attention and security that you must give him.
- If he is still crying, you may need to take him to the doctor to see if the problem is something more serious than what you originally thought.