Child’s cry means the anguish of both the parent and the child. Colic, teething or hunger – the causes may differ, but this sound is the only way your little one may communicate that something is wrong. How to find out what is going on and help before the screaming and crying starts?
Food is one of the basic needs of your child. Not many children can eat at regular intervals, but most of them can inform about their hunger in another way. Putting their hands in their mouths, smacking their lips, being generally grumpy and then starting crying softly – all this means that your progeny requires milk.
If the cry does not subside during feeding, the cause may be a colic, that is stomach pain. Herbal tea, tummy time or warm (but not hot!) compress will usually help with that. If the problem persists, you may want to visit a pediatrician.
One of the most difficult times, when the child often cries, is teething. What are the symptoms? Salivation, diarrhea, vomiting and fever, often accompanied by crying. Gum ache may be relived by chew toys, preferably chilled in a refrigerator, or special products that can be obtained in a pharmacy.
A child that cries despite the fact that they were fed, changed and is not troubled by colic or teething is probably sleepy. You would think that a tired baby falls asleep without problems, but when a child is overstimulated it is not so certain. Snuggling with your little angel in a quiet, dark and familiar place will calm them down and let them fall asleep.
The last most common reason for the persistent cry is skin irritation. Infants are much more prone to rashes and redness of the skin. It may be caused by a variety of reasons and it is worth preventing them by using a suitable washing powder and moisturizing the baby’s skin right after the bath. Additionally, you should ensure that all toys used by your child are produced from safe and non-allergenic materials.