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If you have a crying baby should you pick up the baby?

If you have a crying baby should you pick up the baby?

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

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

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


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How to stop a crying baby from waking everyone in the house?

How to stop a crying baby from waking everyone in the house?

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

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What are some healthy ways to get a crying baby to stop crying?

What are some healthy ways to get a crying baby to stop crying?

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

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for crying baby?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for crying baby?

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

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How long can I wait with crying baby to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with crying baby to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If baby appears unusually irritable, then take baby to pediatrician more urgently. Sometimes colic can affect little ones and they will settle with warm blanket on tummy, frequent burping and/or mylicon drops. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

What are possible reasons that my hand hurts when i hear and see a crying baby?

Sounds evoke : Different emotions. Perhaps this evokes a memory of a physical state or just adds enough static to your your system that other seemingly unrelated items affect your hand. But a baby crying can be a powerful sound. And there are studies where sound provokes hand pain used in an experimental sense to measure sounds. Our cerebral wiring is complex. .. Speak to a neurologist it these things continu. ...Read more

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How do you stop crying?

How do you stop crying?

Depends: If you have something to cry about, time will help. If you are crying for no reason, it strongly suggests that your emotional mechanisms are overactive. Strangely enough, this can be caused by poor diet--too much junk. This is because your "cellular engines" are "choked" just like a car with a high gas/oxygen ratio and inadequate ignition.Stop sugar intake. ...Read more

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Would crying excessively cause a breakdown?

Would crying excessively cause a breakdown?

Crying is a symptom.: Crying excessively won't cause a 'nervous breakdown', but it could be a symptom of a 'nervous breakdown'. If there is no underlying reason (i.e., loss of a loved one) for the crying, it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like crying all the time. What do I do. ?

I feel like crying all the time. What do I do. ?

Talk to someone.: Try to find out the cause of your sadness. Are you grieving? Blue? Stressed? Talk to someone to get some perspective. If not family or friends, try a physician that you trust. ...Read more