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Understanding Why Your Newborn is Cryingfrom: Maxx Family Life
Do all babies' cries sound the same? Many people would probably say they do, but this is a common myth. In fact, your baby is has several different ways of crying and the sooner you know this, the sooner you can begin to recognize each cry for what it is.
There are several different types of cries your baby will develop, and if you can learn to recognize these, you'll be better able to help him/her communicate what's needed.
One of the most important cries your newborn will make is when he/she is hungry. This will probably be very piercing, because many times with an infant, they get very hungry very suddenly, and they have no other way to communicate this to you. Once you've learned to recognize this particular cry, you'll be able to tell when it's time to feed your baby, and you'll be able to feed them as soon as they start this pattern of crying.
There will also be a cry your baby will make when they need to be changed. This is often more of a sobbing, and is a bit sadder and whiney, because they've been dealing with being wet or dirty for some time and are probably getting sick and tired of it -- so they begin to cry.
There are other cries as well. When your baby is lonely or bored, she/he will have a cry that's very plaintive, and when she/he has been startled or scared, she'll have a very loud cry you'll find difficult to ignore.
Once you're comfortable with the different types of cries your baby is making, you'll find that you can better respond to him or her. This is very important for parents and babies, because a baby will be less likely to carry on crying when they know they'll soon have their problem solved.
Crying themselves to sleep is an option some people choose, but it's usually more detrimental to the baby than simply picking them up and seeing what's wrong. Most children, especially newborns, don't cry for no reason, and if you allow your newborn to cry themselves to sleep, they'll quickly learn that you aren't going to solve their problems. This could lead to issues dealing with abandonment. When your baby cries, attend to him or her, and fix whatever is wrong.
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