I, like all mothers, sensitively responded to the needs of the newborn. But still, even it was sometimes difficult for me to understand why he was crying. The only means available to a newly born person to make contact with others is crying. The main thing is to be extremely attentive, and then the kid will surely show you what bothers him. During the first year of my life, in various shades of a crying baby, I learned to understand what he wants and how to calm him down.
Wants to eat
I think hunger is the most common cause of a baby crying. I understood that the baby just wants to eat, he spit, smacking his head in search of the breast. I tried not to bring him to hysterical crying, because I already knew about how much time he would want to eat.
Wants to sleep
This is probably the second most common reason for crying. Small children mostly sleep, because a full sleep greatly influences development. The first reason that a child cries because he wants to sleep is a sharp loss of interest in everything. If I could not cheer up the child and distract him with anything, and with my even greater efforts to cry, he would start even faster, then for sure – he wants to sleep.
Being in contact with the mother for the newborn is absolutely as necessary as eating and sleeping. If my boy lacked such communication, he always told me about it. He started crying when I just put him in the crib. And this is not a whim at all, for him it was a vital necessity for him to be vilified in his arms. At such moments, I left all the business and sat with the child as he needed.
A small child who has received too many emotions and impressions can easily get excited, and in such cases he cries from fatigue. If during games he started to cry, I first thought that he was just scared or he didn’t like games until I realized that it was a sharp cry from the fact that he needed to change classes to more calm ones, or just let him calm down in his arms.
Frozen or sweaty
For me, it has always been a mystery how to dress a baby, because I did not understand how he feels in her. This is now I have adapted. And in the first months I was afraid that he was cold or hot on the contrary. But at one fine moment, the child himself told me with his cry that he was uncomfortable.
If the baby is crying for no apparent reason, especially on the street, touch his nose or hands, if they are cold, then he is cold. And if your child has a strong blush, and a warm one, he is definitely hot. And the pens at this moment will not be warm as usual, but hot.
My baby didn’t want to walk in the full diaper. He had only to pee several times, and he declared to everyone – change me, with his scream and twitching of the legs. I immediately understood that it was time to change. And as soon as he was in a dry diaper, he began to play on.
If it happened that I was buying clothes that did not fit, my boy felt uncomfortable in her. Little clothes will rub him, and in large-sized clothes he will be uncomfortable to play, because he will drown in it. When I realized that this was the cause of the child’s upset, I began to treat the choice of clothes more carefully.
If a child cries at the same time, then it is possible that his colic torments him. I noticed that while my baby was still pressing his legs. Slightly calmed down and began to cry again. Such pains basically tormented us between the ages of 1 and 4 months. This could go on for several hours, and nothing helped, neither rocking on hands, nor going to bed. There are a few tricks to help a child. But in most cases, nothing helped and could only wait and carry the child in her arms.
Small children are very sensitive to changing weather. They are anxious, begin to whimper, the mood changes. My baby dramatically changed his mood. He could be distracted, but after some time he began to cry again. There is nothing you can do, it remained only to entertain the kid and maintain his good mood in all possible ways.
There are many reasons for crying a child, and each mother finds her own means of calming the child. But one thing I know for sure, you must always remain self-balanced. And do not show your bad mood to the baby. If I didn’t have enough patience to calm him down, then I just left him for a while to calm myself down a little first. Or simply asked another person to sit with him.
And what do you do when your baby starts crying for no reason?