Crying baby

The crying baby …

Babies cry for many reasons, mainly to communicate. Don’t be alarmed!

The best approach is to:  cuddle, wind and check nappy.

The next 10 reasons for a crying baby are hunger, offer a feed to your baby after you have cuddled, checked for winds and check on nappy.  When you last fed is not relevant to offering another feed.  You can’t “overfeed” a new born baby.  If your baby is not hungry he will not feed. Colic or “mystical winds” are uncommon in babies under 6 weeks.

If the above actions do not settle baby there may be an infection (e.g. cold, virus…) bothering your baby, contact your doctor if your baby does not settle with the above approaches.