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Soothing A Crying 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
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
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
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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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
Plenty of substitute: The crucial event is that your nephew is getting good nutrition and is growing. We believe human breast milk is best but there are plenty of acceptable substitutes. There also may be other problems that the child might have with the act of sucking or swallowing. Also might be digestive issues. If mom is worried she should discuss it with the doc. ...Read more
I think I am becoming depressed. I can't stop crying. My mother is bi polar and i'm worried i'm becoming like her. I feel over whelmed. I hate my kids seeing me like this and that just makes me worse.
Everyone : Everyone feels sad or depressed every once in a while. However, it sounds like you're getting to a point where it would be useful to get some help with these feelings. It's great that you recognize that things are beginning to impact those around you--it means that you have good insight to the problem, and that's a good indicator for successful treatment. The worst thing to do is "tough it out." maybe you could see the person or people who are working with your mother. You may even know them already. If that solution doesn't work for some reason, then i would urge you to look into other mental health resources in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teenager and depression. She was taken from mother who she been with all her life (15 years.) she was given to father who was abusive with the oldest daughter and who has been out of the picture for 13 years. She is doing poorly in school, always crying,
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