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Babies Cry for Many Reasons, including:

  • Wearing a wet diaper
  • Hungry
  • Too hot or too cold
  • Tired, afraid, lonely, or ill
  • Often in the evening
  • Constantly even when held

At times you may get upset with your child.

You may feel angry, tense, worried, or sad. It’s okay to have these feelings, but do not blame your child for how you feel. Losing your temper for an instant may result in lasting damage!

Things To Do

Learn how to help calm your child — and not lose your temper.

  • Hold your child close to you.
  • Walk around the room slowly.
  • Rock your child.
  • If hungry, feed and burp your child.
  • If breastfeeding, avoid caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco.
  • Take a ride – motion soothes babies.
  • Lower lights and noise.

If Your Child Keeps Crying:

  • Count to 10 or 100. Take deep breaths.
  • Take a break by laying your baby on the back in the crib or a safe playpen.
  • Ask for help or advice from a trusted friend or relative.
  • Call your baby’s doctor. Your child may need medical attention.


  • YOU are your child’s protector.
  • Your baby’s brain is still developing and will not have a protective coating until age six.
  • Shaking or striking a baby can cause blindness, loss of hearing, internal bleeding, paralysis, lasting brain damage, or death

A child will outgrow crying!