Why do babies cry so much and how to pacify them

Why do babies cry so much and how to pacify them

Why do babies cry so much and how to pacify them

For every new parents it is too difficult to understand why do babies cry so much. Newborn baby crying is common.There are several reasons for newborn babies to cry. You need to identify the reason for the cry and pacify them.

Here are 12 different reasons why babies cry and the how to make them calm.


Hunger is the most common reason for crying. New born often feel hungry as their intakes will be small. Sometimes the feeding does not last long and makes them often feel hungry.  It is good to feed at regular intervals.


Baby tends to get air inside stomach during the feed. When the baby cry after feeding it is mostly for burping. After every feed baby needs to get burped. Hold your baby against your chest and pat gently on the back. This will help the baby to burp easily.


Overtired baby won't stop crying. Holding your baby makes them tired. When the new born arrives home family and friends will be holding the baby often. Baby cannot handle too much of cuddle and starts crying. Take the baby  to the quiet place and  make them calm.

Sometimes overtired baby wont sleep at nights. Having regular bath in warm water helps baby to overcome tiredness. After visitors, it is good to wipe baby with warm towel and swaddle to stay warm & safe.

Stomach ache

Babies cry when they have stomach pain due to improper digestion. This happens when the baby eat some food stuffs from floor or when the mother had inappropriate food and feed the  baby. Gripe water helps to digest and soothe the stomach. Gently apply castor oil on the stomach to reduce pain and to get better sleep.

When they are wet

New born babies usually cry when they are wet or poop. If the baby is not crying for food,  check the diaper cloth. Babies cry when they need a diaper change. It is important to wipe and change the diaper to avoid infection as hygiene is more important.

Feeling cold

Baby cry when they feel cold after bath or due to cold air. During diaper change baby might feel the cold air and cry. Try to be fast with nappy change.  After bath wrap the baby in the blanket and keep warm.

Feeling hot

Baby will cry when they feel hot. When the baby is over dressed or due to hot weather baby will get sweaty and tired. It is important to check whether they are comfortable with their dress. During summer it is better to wear them cotton clothes.

Feel like crying

It is very usual for a baby crying at night for no reason. Babies will cry when they feels like  🙂 There will be no reason sometimes. Baby wont stop crying unless held. Hold the baby, calm and soothe by singing or cuddling.

When sleepy

Babies cry when they feel sleepy. Though the baby is placed in the cradle, sometimes baby needs warmth to sleep. Place your baby on your lap or on top of your body,  whichever is comfortable and make baby sleep.


Baby cry when it feels annoyed due to noise and bad sound from the surrounding. Watching TV with high volume or when using machines which makes heavy noise can irritate baby. It is better to avoid such noises when babies are around.

Tooth development

Baby cry when they develop tooth. When the baby is 8 months and above teeth breaks through the gums. This makes the baby to bite things. Sometimes this will cause fever and diarrhea. Keep the toys and surroundings clean. It is important for parents to take care of baby's hygiene.

Something painful

You can see baby screaming in pain when they get bites from ants or insects. Check the ears and other body parts. When baby got some bites immediately get into doctor's attention. For immediate medication, apply turmeric with coconut oil.

I hope this post is helpful for new mommies. Drop your comments if you have any questions.



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