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Crying is a normal event
in the lives of all babies.
When a baby comes out of
the woomb the first thing to
do is crying. By the first cry
he will take some air in to
the lungs for the first time
in their life. After delivery
if the baby doesnot cry
then it should be initiated
by slightly pinching or
gently strocking the feet.
From this it is clear that
the healthy baby should
cry and it is a normal
physiological event, still
some times it can upset the
mother or family members.
Common reasons
for crying:
A hungry baby will cry till he gets
the milk. Here the old saying comes
true’crying baby gets the milk’.
Urination and defecation causes some
discomfort and results in crying till his
parts are cleaned and made dry .
Majority of the kids need somebody near.
If they feel lonely they cry.When their
favourite doll slips away from the grip
they cry for help.
We all know that a baby can’t tell his needs
or troubles in words. The only way for him
to communicate with others is by crying.
Babies show some other signs like feet
kicking,hand waving and head turning
ect.But the best way to take the attention
of others is by crying.
Excessive crying may not have a firm
definition because the crying habit
changes from baby to baby and some
babies can be calmed easily but some are
difficult to sooth.If crying is distressing
for the mother and home nurse it can
be called excessive.Many a times baby
become quiet by giving breast milk or by
carrying with a gentle rocking.Sudden
onset of excessive crying means baby
is distressed and needs attention.The
causes of crying extends from simple
reasons to life threatening conditions.
Hence crying of a baby should not be
Most of the time it is difficult to find the
cause of the cry. Common causes are
discussed here for awareness.
Jan/Feb 2014