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Is it bad to let my baby cry if he wont stop crying?

Is it bad to let my baby cry if he wont stop crying?

Yes but depends: If you are at the "end of your rope" feeling, absolutely put your baby in a safe place (crib) and walk away, decompress, call for backup from others if available. Check for reasons: hungry, needs to burp, too hot (too many clothes), has a documented fever, diaper change, threads or hair caught on fingers, toes, penis (completely strip baby down to check), signs of illness - call the doctor. ...Read more

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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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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

How can I get my infant to stop crying whenever I put him down?

It's OK to let cry.: If there is no other reason for the crying that needs to be treated, then it is definitely ok, and actually recommended to let him cry. You are the parent, and your child needs to learn at an early age that he cannot manipulate you. Trust me, you will be much happier in the long run, and your child will be better able to adapt to different situations. ...Read more

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Inconsolable babies crying nonstop. Do you have any tricks to stop this?

Inconsolable babies crying nonstop. Do you have any tricks to stop this?

Infant Colic: Sounds like infant colic when a bay is inconsolable. You may try motion, like going for a car ride, or basket on top of a washer or secured swing. You may try changing the diet to a digested formula like neutramagen just in case there is a tummy ache, and if you have not already done so, have the baby checked by a doctor just in case there is a medical reason for being unhappy. ...Read more

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When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

When does the starte reflex stop being so strong in babies? Is it concerning in a 9 week old? He does it and wakes hisself crying as well as awake.

Normal: I see it strong up to 3 months awake and 4 months asleep. It begins to fade as babies nervous system begins to mature. The kids are often a bit unhappy when these involuntary movements happen, but they are normal. ...Read more

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Does crying affect unborn babies, if so how?

Does crying affect unborn babies, if so how?

No: Not sure who is doing the crying, but there is no evidence that human crying will adversely affect an unborn baby. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do when my 11mos.Old babies turns blue when crying?

What to do when my 11mos.Old babies turns blue when crying?

See your doctor: Many infants between 9 months and 3 years old will have breath holding spells where they turn "blue" and can faint from holding their breath. These spells occur in response to pain or anger - always. Some kids will have some blueness around the lips (not the lips themselves) when crying and this can be normal. I would have my child seen to be sure it is a breath holding spell & nothing concerning. ...Read more

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Babies crying in public makes me incredibly angry, how can I appease my anger?

Babies crying in public makes me incredibly angry, how can I appease my anger?

Seek counselling: This could just be a symptom of unresolved sadness you have suppressed since early childhood. A few sessions with a therapist could help you understand the issue and get past the frustration. Being raised by parents who refused to acknowledge or validate normal childhood emotions can have this effect. There are other causes.The mind is complex ; life is to short to carry these burdens. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Wanted to know if babies generally wake up at night crying because they are hungry?

Yes: Babies usually need to eat every 3-4 hours in the first month or 2. After a while, that time will start to stretch. Babies can also wake up and cry if they are uncomfortable with gas, wet or dirty diaper, etc. Older babies, who haven't learned to fall asleep on their own, may wake up out of habit, even when they don't need to eat at night. If your baby wakes frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

11 week old health infant is almost always fussing& crying during forumla feeding?

Reply: Formula intolerance may be a possibility but make sure you are preparing the formula as directed. Keep am eye on his weight gain that shows you if he is gaining enough calories. ...Read more

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