Understanding Excessive Crying

Some babies cry very little and some seem to cry all the time. If you have a baby that goes through phases of excessive crying, you probably feel exhausted and flustered. The question many professionals involved with infant care hear is “why does my baby cry excessively?” The reasons for a crying baby could be any number of things, which you are about to discover.

For one thing, keep in mind that every baby is different. My son cried while my daughter did not cry. Temperament plays a big role in the amount and type of crying your baby will do. For instance, some babies are naturally fussier. For these babies, it seems that they cry for no apparent reason and cry often. However, you might have a baby that has a quiet and content temperament, resulting in a non-crying baby.

You will also find that babies differ dramatically as to what makes them comfortable. Again, my daughter loved to be swaddled and warm while my son overheated easily. If you find your baby cries excessive, make sure that he or she is not too hot or too cold. Something as simple as a temperature adjustment can make a huge change.

Studies have been performed specific to premature babies. The result is that babies born early, and even babies having gone through a difficult birth tend to cry a little more. Therefore, consider this if you have a baby who excessively cries. Then, even environment can affect the frequency and intensity of crying. For example, you might have a baby that is ultra sensitive to noise, strangers, and so on. The best thing to do in this situation is to be aware and try to keep to a routine, slowly introducing new things to your child.

You will also find that when a mom or dad feels frustrated, angry, or tense, the baby will react. In other words, your behavior and actions can create a sense of insecurity, fear, and confusion for the baby, which means more crying. If you feel tense, have someone watch the baby while you enjoy a relaxing bath, go shopping, or even take a walk. Finally, excessive crying could be due to illness. If you have tried everything possible to calm the baby but without success, we suggest you talk to the pediatrician to rule out colic and other health concerns.

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