Now that you have brought a lovely baby into the world, it is time to get acquainted with your baby’s different habits. From now onwards, you will come across a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions. There will be times when you will feel joyous and there will be times when you will be overwhelmed with your new responsibility.

One thing that makes parents confused about their newborns is their crying habits. You pick your baby up and they cry. You stop feeding them, they are still crying. You try to put them to sleep, they are still crying. Crying is a way of communication for the little ones. Because they can’t speak, they make different crying sounds to tell you something. Crying is always associated with a problem. So, when your baby is crying, you need to know what’s bothering your baby so that you are able to make them feel comfortable.

We are here to help you learn the different cries of a newborn and the reason that they cry. The information that you will find in this blog will teach you to meet your baby’s needs in a better way and understanding the different cries.

When your Baby has Got Wind

When your baby makes a screeching sound while crying and keeps pulling their legs to their chest, then it is almost always because they have wind. A newborn’s digestive system is not properly formed, which is the reason that they get a lot of wind. This wind makes them feel uncomfortable and can cause pain in the stomach as well. Because of this pain, babies start to cry. Crying in the first few weeks is because of wind. A good way to make the crying go is to rub their back or cradle them in your arms to let the wind pass.

When your Baby is Hungry

If your baby makes a low-pitch crying sound that goes on and off, then know that your baby wants food. If you want to test or confirm if that’s what your baby is asking for, then you can insert a bottle into its mouth. If the baby stops crying, it means that they are hungry.

During the initial weeks, a baby is continually growing. This can result in excessive crying due to hunger. Crying is not always the first sign of hunger. Babies will try to show you that they are hungry by putting their hands in their mouth, opening their mouth, or trying to lick your neck or hand. If you did not notice any of these signs, the baby will begin to cry.

Learning the Different Cries of a New Born

When your Baby is Uncomfortable

When your baby is crying continuously through the nasal passage, then it might mean that they are feeling uncomfortable. Babies feel uncomfortable or annoyed when they are having bowel movement or they are wet or they are feeling hot or cold. There are many other things that might make babies feel uncomfortable. So, when you hear this crying sound, you should check if everything is in place. If your baby is feeling hot or cold, make sure that they are wearing the right clothes. You should also frequently check their nappy to make sure it is not wet.

When your Baby is Tired

When you hear a light moaning cry that proceeds to become louder with constant frequency changes, it means that your baby is feeling exhausted. Newborns can be easily exhausted, especially if you take them out somewhere. Sometimes they also cry before bedtime due to tiredness. In order to keep your baby from feeling drained, watch out for signs like big yawns and tired eyes. When you notice these signs, take your baby to sleep because over-tiredness can make it hard for the baby to fall asleep.

When your Baby Needs Hugs

If your baby is crying without any obvious reasons, then pick them up to see if they stop crying or not. If the baby stops crying the minute you hold them, it means that they were in need of cuddles. When babies are in the womb, they are used to being hugged and cradled. They constantly feel movements throughout the nine months, which is the reason they need human contact. So, if that’s the reason that your baby is crying, pick your baby up and give them some love.

When your Baby is Upset

There will be many times that your baby will cry because they are overwhelmed. Babies are new to the world and its chaos. So, it is possible for them to have trouble settling in a new and overpowering environment mostly because they spent nine months in a quiet womb. If your baby keeps crying when there are people over or there’s a lot of noise, then take them away from such an environment. In order to calm them down, you should always avoid situations like these.

Understanding the Crying

It can be really tough to make the crying go. This mostly happens with first-time parents who know little about babies and are experiencing everything for the first time. You might think that your child has a problem, but most of the times they are just disturbed or feeling uncomfortable. Hearing your little one cry non-stop can make any parent feel agitated, but it is important to understand what the baby needs.

Take help from the reasons that we have mentioned above to make the crying stop. Your little angel won’t cry for no reason, and once you figure out the trigger, you will have a greater chance at minimizing crying instances. Do not lose your calm and try to find out the reason. You will have to be very patient and comfort your crying child.

By understanding the different crying sounds that newborns make, you will be able to deal with the situation in a better way. When you know the reason behind all that crying, you will be able to make the crying stop and save your baby from getting exhausted.

© Teresa Boardman, Nanny Options.


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