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Baby Crying For Its Father Who Is Going To War
Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more
Many reasons: Without knowing a whole lot more about your situation, i can't guess why your baby is crying. Sometimes there is a genuine medical problem, sometimes it's more a matter of an anxious personality, and sometimes it's just blowing off steam. Visit your pediatrician to go over the situation in depth so you can get a good answer to your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends.: If your baby isn't waking up during these episodes, they may be night terrors. If so, the best things to do are to ensure there is nothing in the crib to can get hurt on, and keep him/her on a consistent sleep schedule. If she/he has a habit of waking and then crying, as long as there is no medical cause for this, it's best to see if your baby can go back to sleep alone. His/her doctor can advise. ...Read more
Soundproofing.: The house, not the baby. There are different techniques to calm a baby, depending on the age and reason for crying, but ultimately, babies cry, and the more frazzled you get, the more the baby cries. First thing to do (not easy, but essential!) is to get yourself unfrazzled. ...Read more
List of fixes: It helps if mom/dad make a list of what things they can do something about, for those times they are tired & can't think clearly. Offer feed if not fed within last 2hr. Warm if cold. Cool off if warm. Change if dirty. Console if in need of nurturing. A warm bath can relax them. If nothing works & baby is otherwise well, put on the headphones & let the kid figure it out. ...Read more
No: Your baby is crying all the time because (s)he is unhappy and maybe in pain. Figuring the cause of the discomfort is important. It could be colic, acid reflux, a reaction to something you are eating if you are breast feeding or to formula if you are bottle feeding. I would suggest a visit to your pediatrician for a more thorough evaluation and more detailed history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety of issues: I put night issues into context with age, time of night & response to intervention. The 6-9mo may be experiancing separation anxiety & fear you are gone forever- if they are awake when you check & settle when they see you, it fits. The baby that struggles in early sleep & doesn't awaken to light touch may have a night terror. The same scene later pm but awakening quickly can be a nightmare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helpful AAP website:: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/baby/crying-colic/pages/responding-to-your-babys-cries.aspx. If your pediatrician says she's healthy. With normal head & body growth, allow her to self-calm on her back in her crib. Leave the room & go relax once you've tried feeding, burping & changing her diaper.You'll soon learn how much stimulation she can tolerate. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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