If you’re a new mom, it might take a while for you to accept that babies cry, period. It’s their most efficient means of communication; the best way they know to reach out to you, to demand something, to let you know something isn’t right. Even though all this crying might be overwhelming in the beginning (although, let’s be honest, a crying bout is never really anyone’s cup of tea), a new mom will soon learn to differentiate between the various types of crying, and be able to soothe babies more quickly and effectively. In the meantime, whenever you feel at a loss, you might want to go over these common reasons why babies cry. After a while, you’ll learn to go through them one by one when your little ones’ start on the acapella, checking away and working by deduction. In fact, this is the order I usually go through them:
- They want you to hold them.
- They’re hungry.
- They need a diaper change.
- They need to sleep.
- They’re either too hot or too cold.
- They have stomach or tummy issues.
- They either want more stimulation or they’re over-stimulated.
- They’re uncomfortable.
- They aren’t feeling well.