On Tuesday we gave you 6 reasons for why your baby might be crying. We all know that if only our baby could talk, it would make parenting a lot easier. Well, the fact is that your baby can't talk. Fortunately, here are some things that might help you recognize how to help your child to stop fussing, or never reach that point.
Some of the tell-tell signs to watch for in newborns are as follows: fussing, smacking of lips, rooting (this is the reflex that causes a newborn to turn their head toward your hand when you stroke their cheek), and putting their hand to their mouth.
If you learn to recognize some of these signs then your baby won't have to cry to get the nourishment they need.
2. Your baby may have a dirty diaper
Gross. No need to go into details on this step. If you are attentive then you should be able to find out if your baby has a messy diaper. Let's be honest, how many of us would not cry if we had pooped our pants?
Learning to recognize when your baby is starting to feel tired can help avoid the "over tired" phase. When your baby starts yawning or rubbing their eyes is is probably a sign that they need to go down for a nap. If your baby gets overly tired then it becomes harder for them to go to sleep.
4. Your baby wants to be held
You may wonder if you will spoil your baby by holding he or she so much, but during the first few months this isn't going to be possible. If your arms need a break you might try wearing a front carrier or a sling. Either way, your baby spent 9 months encircled by the womb. They just want to feel secure.
Many parents swear by over-the-counter ant-gas drops for their babies. Another treatment can be gripe water which is made from herbs and sodium bicarbonate. Get you doctors ok befor using either of these methods of treatment.
Your baby might just be having gas pains, but gas pains can make him or her miserable until they work it out. A simple solution for gas would be to lie your child on their back , hold their feet, and move the legs in a bicycle motion.
Other causes might be due to allergy, constipation or stomach flu.
6. Your child needs to burp
If your baby is upset after feeding and you have ruled out tummy troubles then you may just need to take the time to burp them. There isn't many things that are more cute than when your little baby lets out a humongous belch.
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Information paraphrased from babycenter.com