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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cry in sleep: Infants go through different stages of sleep at night just as adults do, just different amounts of time in different stages. In certain stages of sleep, people often make noise - talking, grunting, etc. A baby's communication is crying - so it is there way of talking in their sleeep. The trick is not to respond right away - if you touch/jostle etc they may wake up. Let alone to keep sleeping! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it. . If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define all the time: Grunting might be normal if your infant is trying to stool, if constipation is an issue this can be addressed, however grunting can also be the sign of serious illness particularly if it has been ongoing since birth. If cyanosis (blueness often notable around the mouth or lips) is present this would be a reason to call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Satisfaction: Your baby is so happy, warm and full of milk; this is their way of showing satisfaction. Generally all that feeding makes them tired as well- so the half closed eyes and milk dripping down their chin is all normal and just means you had a good feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Separation Anxiety: When a baby is 7 to 12 months old, a very important stage in development occurs called "object permanence". What this means is now your baby can remember and recreate images in her mind. She knows you exist even if she does not see you. But when we leave, and since they do not have a sense of time, it is stressful for them as they do not understand we will come back, causing separation anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Baby pushes poop out: If a baby is eating, behaving, and growing fine... But has loose poops that can hit a target 18 inches away, he may be normal, especially if breastfed. Some breastfed babies have loose stools (a bit looser than spaghetti sauce). If he likes to push his poop out, it will squirt out fast enough to hit mom or dad. If he is very gassy, has smelly poop, or is not growing well, a doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Squirm: Maybe you are gripping too tight? Or maybe the baby is just learning to gain dexterity and simply is discovering its own body and how it works so it does it by squirming. Unless it is really abnormal and dangerous, then it is nothing to worry about. They do this until they can crawl. Just like they cry and scream until they can talk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy otherwise ?: Newborns make a number of interesting sounds with their small rubbery airways. There are some worrisome conditions that could cause it.Most are just born with no social graces and don't really care if they wear a dirty outfit, have mussed hair, or make noises that would be considered improper in a social setting. Enjoy the symphony, it is part of a wondrous plan for growth and development. ...Read more
Breast or bottle: Breast fed kids can poo a little smear every feed or fill a crib with soft poo once a week. The variability in their stooling pattern is quite wide.Bottle fed kids usually get into a daily routine involving 1-2 stools a day by the end of their first week. See your pcp if this doesn't fit your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crib and Nap: You are probably responding to her cries too quickly. It is a learned response for the baby. She cries and you run in. The more she cries, the more you run in. I say, put her down and let her cry for a while. Let her see that she does not always get what she wants with the crying. Otherwise she is simply training you instead of the other way around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It hurts!: Something called bubble bath urethritis -- tender inflammation of the sensitive lining where urine exits, caused by bubble bath or bath soaps w/ fragrances or other chemicals -- is a common cause. Ouch! another possibility is a urinary tract infection, especially if other symptoms. A urine test can check for this. Utis are more common in boy babies. Many babies with utis don't cry when they pee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Altered blood flow: The blood flow in infants is designed to preserve energy when possible so baby will use it for growth.This often results in bluish lips, pale or bluish fingers if they are exposed to common household temperature.They pink up if placed in a warm setting.This should not be confused with low oxygen content you would expect in older kids or adults.Pink/red inner eyelid skin tells this better for baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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