Hunger, Tiredness, or Pain… Here Are Signs That Will Help You Discover the Reason behind Your Baby’s Tears
It’s not surprising that your baby cries from time to time; it’s the only way they can express their needs. Through crying, they tell you, for example, that they’re hungry, in pain, or bored, or that they want attention… But it’s not always easy for you to discern what they want. Still, don’t despair. You can learn your child’s language of tears with just a few signs.
Remember that most of the time when your child cries, it’s because they want to eat. But how can you know that?
- In this case, your child will cry suddenly and continue crying as time goes on.
- If you don’t respond to them, the crying turns into screaming and anger. You hear them making a regular, continuous “Waaah, waaah” sound.
Yes, your child gets tired, and they express that by crying, as well.
- In this case, they often cry in the evening. They may also do so during the day after they wake up from a nap.
- If you want to find out if they’re feeling tired, watch for these signs: yawning and red eyes that they occasionally rub.
- They may also tilt their head from right to left, as though looking for a place to put it.
- If you notice that your child’s crying has a sharp quality to it, and sounds as though it’s coming from deep inside them, this means your child is feeling pain.
- In this case, you’ll see them crying without stopping, even when you try to calm them.
- This occurs sometimes when the child is suffering from colic, especially between the ages of one and three months.
- If you observe them well, you’ll notice that their body is stiff and their knees pulled in toward their chest, with signs of pain appearing on their face.
Need for Attention
- It might surprise you that your newborn child gets bored, but it’s true. In this case, you’ll notice that they’re crying and looking around, searching for you.
- You give them toys, but they refuse them; all they want is for you to give them attention.
If you observe their manner of crying, you’ll notice that it’s sporadic. They cry, then laugh or scream or make various sounds before crying again.