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Mommy & Baby: When Your Baby Cries

 by: Kirsten Hawkins

Babies cry. There’s no denying this fact; it’s the only form of communication they have! Deciphering which cry is which is the key, and understanding that not all crying is a bad thing is amazingly important as a parent.

Reasons for crying include:

  • Hunger

  • Tiredness

  • Wet

  • Sick

  • Bored

  • Frustrated

  • Out of routine

  • Fed too often

  • Just because he can (!!!)

The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that crying is a natural part of your baby’s day; they tell parents to expect their babies to cry. Newborns can and will often cry a total of one to four hours per day. No mother can console her child every time he cries, so don’t expect to be a miracle-worker and do what others cannot. Pay close attention to your baby’s cries and you’ll quickly be able to discern when he needs to be picked up & consoled, taken care of, or when he is better off left alone. Crying is a signal, not a judgment on your parenting skills!   (continued...)

Mommy & Baby: When Your Baby Cries
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About The Author

Kirsten Hawkins is a baby and parenting expert specializing new mothers and single parent issues. Visit http://www.babyhelp411.com/ for more information on how to raising healthy, happy children.