The Rest of the Top 10 Reasons Babies Cry:
- Teething. The pain of teeth breaking through gums is tough for babies to handle, especially because they do not understand what is happening. If you run your finger across your baby’s gums, you will be able to feel new teeth pushing against the gums during teething, and you will know that this is probably why your little one is crying right now.
- Temperature. If a baby feels to hot or too cold, he or she cannot take off their clothes or blankets to adjust their temperature, so they do what they do best – start crying so that you can fix it for them.
- Dirty diaper. While some babies can sit in a dirty diaper for a long time without making a sound, others are immediately irritated by the feeling of a messy diaper.
- Needs to burp. If your baby seems to get fussy after each feeding, you may want to try burping the baby to relieve some of the pressure of gas that might be bothering him or her.
- Illness. If none of the other suggestions seem to fix what is bothering your infant, he or she might be coming down with something. Check for a fever and contact your baby’s doctor to see if this is the problem.