All babies are bound to cry, sooner orlater. However, there are certain babies which can develop cryingbouts being periodical, happening at the same time every day, lasting for several hours without stopping. During these crying periods, yourbaby may look like it is in pain, even though usually this hasnothing to do with this. Sometimes, all it takes is for your baby tosee you upset, coming back from work only to get to work around yourlittle bundle of joy. This view of your face can trigger your baby'scries and weeps, lasting for a long, troublesome time. There are manyother reasons behind this occurrence, some more serious than theother. Therefore, it is best to have your baby examined by a doctoronce these bouts of crying start appearing in a persistent pattern.If he/she is completely healthy, you might try some of the methodsbelow.
Tips for Exhausted Parents
Constant crying of your baby cancompletely draw out all of your energy, making you tired and wornout, incapable of having a good night sleep or sleep whatsoever. So,do not be afraid to seek help if you cannot manage. Friends,grandparents and many other individuals can take care of your babywhile you take a few hours of shuteye, recuperating from theexhausted state your baby's crying has lead you to. These people willbe glad to help you and do not think that, by seeking help, you arenot a good parent. Quite the contrary, experience is always necessaryand you should learn from others, especially your parents, sincetheir good parenting has lead you to your current state. Also, thereare professional babysitters and baby care people, who can be ofassistance in these situations.
Even though, at first, your baby'scrying may make little sense to you, later, as he/she grows older,you will learn to distinct the causes behind the crying and deal withthe stopping the crying itself.
Know that each baby has his/her ownobject of liking. These are usually soft, fuzzy toys, blankets andother, similar things. That being said, once you realize that thisspecific thing is acting as a pacifier for your child, buy a spareone. This way, you may end your child's crying bouts, if they arecaused by the lack of the desired object due to the fact that you hadit washed.
Finally, before considering yourchild's crying without a purpose, make sure that he/she is not cryingbecause of frustration, fear, hunger, boredom or an injury.