Why do babies cry


Unlike adults that have various ways of communicating, which of course speaking is the main, crying is the major means though which babies communicates. I have not been able to confirm for sue but I am sure that babies wonder how dumb we must be whenever we try to speak to them. the truth is, babies don’t speak, neither do they understand a single thing you say, and they will remain that way for a while.

Now, although babies don’t speak; they still have needs and they need a way of expressing these needs, some of which include food, sleep, need for attention, just to mention a view. Whenever your baby have any feeling needs anything either physically or emotionally, the only way they can let you know is through crying.

There are times that understanding what your baby needs when they cry is pretty simple, there are also times that you find it a lot hard to decode why they cry. If you have a baby, you will agree with me that the emotional and mental stress of trying to soothe a crying baby or cope with one can be pretty tough, that is why I have put together this post to help you understand the reasons why baby cry and how you can understand them.


Reasons behind babies’ cry

As a father, mother or babysitter, for you to stop a baby from crying, you need to understand things that upset your baby why he/she is crying. There is always this misconception that the baby is suffering from a painful health/medical condition when he or she consistently and persistently cry, that is not true. Here are some of the reasons.

When they are hungry, they cry for food.

Sometimes, we may not realize that the more the baby grows, the more the quantity/amount of food they need and consume. Your baby’s cry may be the cry for more food when he/she have had a good sleep and is dry. A good tip of checking whether or not your baby is hungry though using of rooting reflex as an indication. When you gently stroke your finger down his check, he will surely turn is head if hungry and also suck your thumb furiously. When this occurs, that means you need to feed him. Moreover, babies don’t always feed on the purpose of being hungry, and if breastfeeding, sometimes they go to the breast for comfort and a little drink or to snack which is also an essential part of responsive feeding.



Sometimes, the use of a burp isn’t needed, However, if a baby cries after been fed, a good burp may be all he/she needs. When breastfeeding, Babies may swallow air, this often cause some sought of discomfort if the air is not released. Some babies becomes seemingly uncomfortable and are greatly bothered by having air in their tummy, while some don’t seem to burp or need to be burped much at all.

Colic Condition

Colic is another cause of discomfort and cry for some babies. Though Doctors don’t know precisely what the causes of colic is, they were able to define the condition as intense, inconsolable crying for at list three hours a day, three days a week, for more than weeks in an otherwise healthy baby.

This colic may begin to be experienced as soon as just a couple of weeks after birth. And to tell the truth, there have not been a really effective treatment for it and it tends to improve considerably within three months or more. Those months can be very hard time for parents, though. Babies with colic are hard to comfort. When colic is the cause of the child’s cry, a visit to the doctor usually will not do much help, apart from the reassurance that your baby is okay health-wise.


Effects of babies cry and associated sounds


When babies cry in pain, it can be easily identified. Babies often cry at the top of their lungs when they cry in pain. When they are in pain, the cry is always sudden, loud and usually accompanied with a somewhay red face. He/she may even stiffen arms and legs and squeeze his eyes tight shut.

The situation can be controlled by determining what is causing the pain, then you have to do what you can to stop it, and comfort your little baby the best way you can.



When your baby is tired, he/she may not be able to settle to sleep, this is even more pronounced if he/she is younger than eight or nine months. He/she may show some signs that he/she is tired and ready for a nap or bedtime by crying suddenly and in an increasingly louder tone.

The time of sickness

Most time, when babies are coming up with some sought of illness, the first thing you will notice is a change in their behavior. A child that often play on the floor will become restless and unsatistfied until when he or she is held. Now, if you discover this, you need to give the child a close watch monitoring the temperature and any other visible sign suspect your child is sick. Once you the rise in temperature confirms this, notify your doctor for a proper medical checkup.


Ways of soothing crying babies

The following tips help moms to put their babies to ease; which are:

1. Swaddling the baby
2. Jiggle him gently (with rhythmic swaying resembles the movement of the womb).
3. The use of a sound cradle
4. Give him something to suck on( either a pacifier or a finger) to mimic the nipples


Sound cradle as a efficient tool for soothing a crying baby:

Sound cradle is a musical and a relaxing instrument that produces white sound to soothe crying babies and also helps them to sleep peacefully.

Uses of sound cradle

1. Relaxing moms
2. Sleep a baby
3. Relaxing baby
4. Calm the crying baby

Having to deal with the cry of a crying baby without a doubt is a stressful job, one that is more than frustrating. What is even more terrible is trying to figure out exactly what your baby wants or how to respond appropriately to their cry. Usually, you will receive lots of advice from various people on how to deal with them, in addition to the tips I have given I this post, what eve way you chose to deal with your baby’s cry, ensure that it is to the best interest of your child.


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