Thursday, November 1, 2012

Causes of baby crying and best ways to soothe a crying baby

Baby crying causes: All babies cry. It’s their way of saying that something is not right. Sometimes you will be able to find the reason for your baby’s distress and deal with it. At other times all you can do is try to comfort or distract your baby. If it’s not obvious why your baby is crying, think of possible reasons.
Are they:
Hot, cold or uncomfortable?
feeling tired and unable to sleep?
Lonely and wanting company?
bored and wanting to play? Do they have?
A wet or dirty nappy?
Colic? It could be none of these things. Perhaps your baby simply feels overwhelmed and a bit frightened by all the new sights, sounds and sensations.
How to soothe crying newborn   
Holding your baby close and talking in a soothing voice or singing softly will reassure them.
Movement often helps to calm down crying. Gently sway or rock your baby or take them for a walk or for a ride in a car.
Sucking can also be comforting. You can put your baby to your breast or give them a dummy, as long as breastfeeding is well established. Make sure the dummy is sterilized and don’t dip it in honey or sugar to make your baby suck. They will suck anyway. Using sugar will only encourage a craving for sweet things, which are bad for their teeth.

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