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Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies? My baby almost never cries!

Why doesn't my baby cry as much as other babies?  My baby almost never cries!

Lucky: Every baby is different, some cry alot and others not as much. I would not consider this abnormal. Be thankful for such a nice disposition of your baby. ...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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Dr's what is your opinion on letting babies cry it out? Our baby is six weeks old, my husband says let him cry it out but I think he's too young?

Dr's what is your opinion on letting babies cry it out? Our baby is six weeks old, my husband says let him cry it out but I think he's too young?

See Your Doctor Now: More information regarding your 6 week old infant is needed such as pre and post-natal medical history, feeding/sleeping patterns, and much more. Normal babies experience increased crying by age 2 weeks, crying reaches a peak by age 2 months. A thorough exam and correlation with history is needed to determine if crying is of a benign nature. Early intervention is always best. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Why does my baby cry around other babies?

Baby's uncomfortable: A 3 month old baby may cry (around other babies) because his feelings of comfort and security got interrupted. Maybe he is no longer being held by mom/dad, as he got placed down next to another baby, or maybe mom/dad changed her/his tone of voice. Maybe the other babies are crying and being too noisy. Perhaps the other babies are making random hand/face gestures that are look too stimulating. ...Read more

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Dr's what is your opinion on letting babies cry it out?Our baby is 6 weeks old, my husband says let him cry it out but i think he's too young?

Dr's what is your opinion on letting babies cry it out?Our baby is 6 weeks old, my husband says let him cry it out but i think he's too young?

Yes he is too young: at this age something could be bothering him, most commonly thirst or hunger, not getting enough, or excessive gas in his stomach that needs to be expelled, then he might need a bath to calm him down, also check around all over his body for anything unusual, especially his private parts, penis and testicles not red or inflamed, are they in place, if after all this nothing is noted see his doctor ...Read more

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Do babies cry in d womb?

No: To cry you need air passing over vocal cords. This is not possible until the baby is born and breathing. ...Read more

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Why do babies make weird noises and cry while asleep?

Why do babies make weird noises and cry while asleep?

Dreams.: They act out what is happening in their dreams, more frequently than this (sleep-talking) happens in adults. ...Read more

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When is it okay to let babies cry it out ? My daughter is 18 pounds and 5 months old . She isn't hungry and doesn't need changed. Waking up every hr .

When is it okay to let babies cry it out ? My daughter is 18 pounds and 5 months old . She isn't hungry and doesn't need changed. Waking up every hr .

Sleep Training: 5 month old babies are capable of sleeping 8-10 hours a night. The sleep environment should allow her to fall asleep on her own when she is sleepy. This occurs best in her own space where she feels safe and can spend time alone even when not sleepy such as a crib. There are several training methods that can gradually and consistently help her adjust to calming herself to sleep. ...Read more

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What do babies dream of that makes them cry while asleep?

What do babies dream of that makes them cry while asleep?

Unknown: Since there is no way to research this area (babies don't converse or describe events) there is no way to know. Age regression hypnosis has been able to tap that information as far back as 2 yo, when kids worry more about abandonment or getting lost than anything. Younger kids ? No one knows. ...Read more

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Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?

Do all babies shut their eyes and cry in bright lights or sunlight?

Yes: You can also protect your infant's eyes with some baby sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat. Keep your infant in a shaded area when you are outside on a sunny day. Most strollers have a top over the infant's seat that can help to shade your baby. ...Read more

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