True to popular belief, it shatters a mother’s heart to see her baby cry; no matter what the reason is – No! Matter! What!
Being a mother to a 2-month old child, rather, being a 2-month old mother; has made me efficient enough to blog on the various reasons due to which babies cry.
Presenting before you, my analysis-
Most babies cry most of the times mostly because of hunger. The hunger level is directly proportional to the baby’s high pitched shrill cry.
A wet or a dirty diaper irritates the baby to the core! Babies love fresh diapers and at least for my baby- the crying stops the moment he hears the diaper tabs being pulled off!
3. Cold feelings!
When the baby feels too cold (to the extent that his hands and feet start feeling cold when touched), he or she tends to cry out of discomfort.
Gas trouble or colic pain irritates the baby badly and causes immense discomfort (physical discomfort to the baby and emotional discomfort to the concerned parents, as well). Only when the baby passes wind or burps, does he feel fine.
5. Over stimulation
When the baby is handled by many people, is constantly on the move, or is passed from hand-to-hand among strangers, then such over stimulation may leave the baby uneasy leading to crying.
6. The need to be held
Many a times, the baby gets bored, tired or restless lying on his back. Seeing people move around him or talk to him- without holding him – gets on his nerves. Crying is what this results into.
7. Sleepy sleepy
Scores of instances in the past two months suggest that the baby cries when he is sleepy and since he is too young to fall asleep on his own, he cries as a plea to us to put him to sleep.
8. Swaddle me!
Not swaddling the baby comfortably enough can lead him to shed tears! Swaddling makes the baby feel secure, warm and comfortable- exactly how it was inside Mumma’s tummy!
9. No good reason
Countless times the baby cries for no particular reason and that is the day, when you are said to ‘have had it!!!’
This is the time when such posts, blogs, websites and traditional advices do not work. Basically, nothing works! What works is your luck and fate!
Oops! Forgot one last reason why babies cry! They tend to cry for no reason when their Mumma is on Facebook or Linkedin or Firstcry or Jabong OR is blogging about their crying on WordPress!