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How Do I Manage A Baby Who Is Constantly Crying
5 S's: Dr. Harvey karp, author of happiest baby on the block, recommends using the 5 s's to calm a crying baby. These are swaddling, side/stomach position (often easiest to do on your lap), swingying ( in a swing or holding baby while moving in a rhythmic motion), sssshing sound (to imitate the amniotic fluid sounds) and sucking (either on pacifier or finger). They take practice so don't give up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 possible answer: Depending on the age of the baby, it could be colic, hunger, thirst, constipation, discomfort from too many clothes, irritation from the diaper, feelings of fear, loneliness etc. Illness is usually signaled by fever plus other signs, so if none of those, try holding the baby, talking to it, check for sweating from too warm clothes & correct; offer water, foods etc depending on age. Be attentive. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby is giving me so much trouble he is constantly crying he's on losec for s/ reflux he's on de lact formula witch has helped with gas?
Yes: Many babies find bright lights (or loud sounds) upsetting. If you baby is fine under ordinary light in the house, and the eyes look normal, there's probably nothing to worry about. I do recommend you mention this to your pediatrician at the next routine visit to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any time: A babies cry is an engaging plea, but not one that always requires that they be held.They cry with hunger, when tired, when ill, when too hot or too cold or for no reason that can be understood. Once you have done what you can to deal with babies issues, you can put them down with no guilt. A baby does not understand what sleep is until > 1yr of age. Accept that they are likely tired & let them be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: As a child grows up they will become more and more tolerant of loud noises. Your child is showing a normal startle reflex at this point. Some children will always be startled by unexpected loud noises, though they will react in a different way as they grow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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