This is the best part of the life of a new mom and new dad! The cry! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, he who is very welcome when the baby comes into the world can also become a code to be deciphered when the newborn cries. Why does a baby cry? What can he mean or what does he mean by a certain cry?
If you stop to analyze, the cry of a newborn baby can point out several different things. But first let’s talk about why the newborn baby cries. The cry of a newborn baby is the only way he has to express what he is feeling, what he needs at that moment. Usually the cry of the newborn baby is when he feels hungry, sleepy, is uncomfortable with something or even needs affection. Of course, the newborn needs all this, but how can you tell what he needs simply by crying?
Hunger: it is a stronger cry of short duration, it is as if he cried in shorter doses and faster with a more intense tone than a cry of tiredness for example. Of course, offering food is the first impulse and also the most correct in case of crying. Newborn crying can also happen if he needs to burp so if he breastfed and did not burp it would be good to leave him in a favorable position to burp .
Pain: newborns may cry with pain, even more if the pain is due to colic. This cry is longer, intense and well felt. He tends to stretch his legs and arms and get very irritated. This crying continues even if you offer the food or change the diaper and he really seems to be very angry. To relieve the cramps of the newborn it is necessary to do some procedures, the most common is the bicycle massage, tightening the belly with the baby’s knee and also blackmail massage. There are medications like simethicone that can help relieve colic painof the newborn but these must be prescribed by the pediatrician. Newborn crying can also be a screamed cry that scares the parents a lot. The baby may cry out and then actually cry, this may mean that he is experiencing specific pain and it is important to check what is bothering him.
I have a newborn crying a lot, what can it be?
The newborn also feels a lack of warmth, needs a lap and attention. So he can also cry differently, it is a more discreet cry, just to alert him that he needs something but it is nothing so strong. The newborn crying a lot can also indicate irritation and it is also important to change the position either lap or wherever he is. They get tired of being in a single position for a long time, and they also get tired of lying in the crib, baby comfort or stroller for a long time.
The crying of sleep is very characteristic, it is more felt than the others. The dads know when the baby is sleepy, with time the routine is well established and thus the sleep periods can be well marked and so you can know exactly that it is time for a nap. The newborn crying a lot can also indicate crying from cold or heat. Normally when he is cold, his hands, feet and legs are slightly yellow and have reddish spots.
But the newborn can also cry simply because he misses the environment of the maternal womb, a good solution for when the baby is crying and has done everything without success is to roll it up like a cigar. That way he will feel like he’s back in Mom’s womb and feeling better.
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It is good to remember that each newborn has a different genius and temperament so if your baby is a crybaby, be patient as it is a passing phase. Babies who cry all the time for no apparent reason should be examined by a trusted pediatrician. Take care with a lot of love, affection, understanding and patience that everything works out in the end and understand that a baby does not cry in the morning but needs, it is necessary to emphasize, crying is the only form of communication that he has.
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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.