For those who see such a beautiful and fluffy baby, they cannot imagine that the crises affect the mood of this beautiful little creature and that it can change for a simple reason, the baby’s growth crisis. But it is still a somewhat unknown subject, usually the mother notices that the baby has completely transformed. Before the baby calm, sleeper and easy to treat, starts to require more attention , cries for everything and does not want to eat, in short this phase requires much more love.
Yes, all of this due to the growth of the baby and the crises even have time to happen did you know? Well, the baby’s growth crisis can happen for several reasons, the most considered reason of the baby’s growth crises happen is the discomfort that “stretching” causes. So can we say that growing hurts? In fact, babies have growth spikes and they can affect the entire body structure and cause pain, but this is not a confirmed theory, but the most plausible for the change in mood during growth.
The first crisis can happen at 3 or 4 months of the baby’s life, a period when the baby’s growth is evident in the motor and also emotional part. At 3 months, the baby is already more attentive to the world and this “awakening” phase can be called the symbiotic phase. The initial change phase at 3, 4 months can be quite complicated as some babies may reject the breast or even not want to eat, sleep or stay in any position whatsoever. It is literally a bad phase that the child goes through that mothers, fathers and whoever else accompanies the baby care can be scared.
Another crisis can happen between the 6th and 7th month of life, when the baby can also grow a little more and start to perceive the world around with different eyes. Let’s say that at 6 months he realizes that he can move around, be part of the environment and that they can also have this peak of baby growth. At this stage, the baby may also be surprised by the people around him and have crying crises. Also around the 6th month, another very big change can start to happen, the birth of the teeth, and then an explanation for the baby’s irritation can be more accepted. Really the growth of the teeth can be very annoying!
Another crisis can happen in the 9th month and also at the baby’s 18 months, but all of them are transient, the rest of the time the baby’s growth may not even be noticed except for the amount of clothes lost and also for its development, since this will continue normally. However, the 9th month crisis may be the strongest of all, there is no explanation for this being the biggest and strongest, it just happens. It may last longer than the others and also have more intense symptoms. The most apparent characteristics and also most present in these baby’s growth crises are effectively the loss of normal appetite and much more conflicting sleep nights for the child. The baby may simply stop sleeping at nightand whine a lot. Normally these baby’s growth crises last for a few days, not more than 20 days in the case of the strongest of all the 9 months for example.
But what to do then in the baby’s growth crisis
Patience, this is the main recipe! Of course, parents should pay attention to the baby’s health and also to its normal development. If there is anything abnormal about the baby’s growth or if the crisis continues, it would be necessary to investigate whether there is anything wrong with the baby. Growth crises should be reported to the trusted pediatrician, and if necessary, the doctor may pass some tests to check the baby’s health.
Blogger’s note: Dads and moms, rest assured, this phase passes! I remember all my babies’ growth crises very well and they were all difficult to get through. Really the baby’s lack of appetite can scare, as well as some other symptoms of the baby’s growth such as night agitation, but it passes. Soon after the crisis they return to eat as before and sleep peacefully as they used to. Now, giving tranquility to the baby is very important, he feels the support will surely comfort him in difficult moments of anguish, be it pain or transition phases. Remember, each child has their own growth rate, and are necessary stages for their growth and adaptation to life. Patience, love and a lot of affection can help the baby to overcome this annoying phase of the baby’s growth much more easily.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.