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Ways to Comfort a Crying Baby

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Overview

Babies usually cry for a reason. For example, your baby may be letting you know they're hungry, tired, too hot or cold, or need a diaper change. Over time, you'll learn the difference in your baby's cries. Then you can take care of your baby's needs, and the crying will usually stop.

Some babies have a fussy time of day. This is often in the late afternoon to early evening. Try to give your baby extra attention during these crying periods. It may also help to limit visitors and activity.

To soothe a crying baby:

In rare cases, crying may point to a serious illness or injury. This type of crying usually lasts much longer than normal, and your baby may not act normally. Call your doctor if you're concerned your baby's crying isn't normal.


Credits for Ways to Comfort a Crying Baby

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
John Pope MD - Pediatrics


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