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Baby Cries When Come Home From Work
If baby is healthy,: Growing & developing normally, most likely you go in, pick her up &/or feed her when she night-cries. Wean her to a cup. Set a regular bedtime & routine: read, soothe, brush her teeth & put her in her own crib in her own room drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep. When you consistently ignore night-crying, it increases at first, then stops. See HealthyChildren.org for graded ignoring. ...Read more
Common: Most babies don't have good tear production right away. ...Read more
Support him: Please understand that new babies only understand their awake periods & won't embrace sleep as necessary until the 2nd yr. Beginning at 6-9 mo many begin to realize how much their primary caregivers mean to them and fuss when they anticipate a period of separation. Your steadfast support & a good comforting routein can help them settle and rest. They will react to any anxiety you show as you leave. ...Read more
Common issue: Babies get comfortable with the womb as they move with all of mom's movements, listen to heartbeats and all is consistent. It becomes the "safe world" and they don't want change. After delivery, you can either keep them in the womb by carrying them around continuously, or teach them to learn some new safe places by putting them down. Check for hunger, illness, etc. But they can learn to be left alone. ...Read more
Need more info: An infant may be startled by the sensation of emptying. Little girls are prone to irritation from stool ot soap on their sensitive genitals. Some will dig at themself in light sleep and abrade sensitive skin that burns when urine passes over it. Some may have a bladder infection or infection of the outlet. A description of age and sex helps us focus on an issue. ...Read more
Crying: Does she cry during the day too or only at night? Does she stop crying when she is picked up, try to swaddle her, gentle rocking, soft soothing sounds, feed her, change diaper, a nice warm bath before she sleeps, all these can help calm her down, but is if she constantly crying & you can't comfort her, then call her pediatrician or get checked by her doctor. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more
My baby cries all day, he doesn't sleep either during the day, if he sleeps an hour its alot, IV tried everything need help please?
Crying baby: A baby will cry if he's wet, hungry or in pain. Since you don't state your baby's age, I have to assume he may be lactose intolerant and needs a formula change or if he's breast feeding he may not be getting sufficient milk. If he is beyond six months teething can be causing his discomfort. Have him suck on the half of a frozen bagel for pain relief. ...Read more
See doctor: Two months old baby knows human /mother touch and feels better when mom lifts him up, so he may be crying for that. But there may be any other reason that he is uncomfortable like breathing problem, obstruction in airway, gastric reflux or having gas and needs burping. Get your baby checked by your doctor to sort out problem. ...Read more
Hi. When my 20 month baby cries/ screams he holds his head as if he is in pain. Is this just an attention thing or should I take him to the doctors?
Attention vs pain?: Toddlers around a year will do a variety of odd behaviors to get your attention, however, if you feel like his head positioning is pain related, you are probably right. This could be teething, an ear ache, sore throat, or possibly something more serious. Definitely have him examined to sort it out! Best of luck and thanks for trusting healthtap! ...Read more
My baby cries a lot in the morning from 7-9 am and in the evening 3pm to 9 pm.he has very disturbed sleep. He sleeps only for 10 min and then he gets?
Probably colic: You did not tell us how old your son is. If he is between 3 weeks and 3 months of age, he probably has Colic. Colic is a condition where the baby's belly is full of gas and the baby cries a lot. The episodes start suddenly continues for 1- 3hrs then stops just as suddenly. If your baby is feeding well, no vomiting, be patient, it will soon pass. If not, see Pediatrician immediately ...Read more
Sleeping Problems: Babies usually sleep 6 plus hour per night at 6 months. If the crying is new then it is possible that he is teething or something else is bothering him. If he has never slept well then more info is needed including where baby sleeps and whether he is breast fed at night. Sleeping problems are common but frustrating. See a good ped to discuss and to make sure baby has no physical reasons this. ...Read more
My 2 mth baby cries excessive rage and then hyperventilates for a while. Does this signal a problem with his brain?
Crying: What you are describing is normal with babies when they cry ...Read more
My 10 months old baby cries a lot when she feels sleepy at night and stil like that until. She. Sleeps. Any solutions?
Sleepy Baby: Sometimes children cry more when they are overtired. You may want to read a book "healthy sleep habits, happy child" by marc weissbluth. If you look for signs of fatigue in your baby, you may want to try to put your baby to sleep earlier so that the baby can fall asleep before she/he becomes overtired. Then, it is more difficult for a baby to settle down if the child is past its sleep time. ...Read more
My baby cries and screem every time i bittle feed him. I changed the milk and still the same i eveb found blood in his nappy 3 times. He'd one month o?
It's time for you to: Take him to his pediatrician. Though young, he could have a milk protein allergy; if so, he can develop a soy allergy, as well. Call his pediatrician. He needs a physical exam, weight, length & head circumference & feeding observation to check nipple flow & air swallowing. (s) he'll check his mouth, palate & gag reflex & look for anal fissures. This will guide treatment /formula changes. ...Read more
None: Crying is not a disease, a lot of normal babies cry significant amount of time per day. However one has to ensure that baby is not hungry, does not have wet dirty diaper and does not suffer from any sickness for example: colic, allergies, diaper dermatitis, meningitis and many others. In such instances treating disease will help to decrease crying spells. ...Read more
When my 9 month old baby cries he will begin to cough, is this normal? Sometimes it seems like it takes his breath away.
Some babies or: Children have very sensitive cough and gag reflexes and may be triggered by very benign things like crying. As long as there is no wheezing, difficulty breathing or color change, this doesn't sound like anything too concerning in and of itself. However, if it persists, you may want to discuss this with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more