Babies cry for a variety of reasons. Crying is the only way your baby can tell you something is wrong. Try to find out the reason why the baby is crying:
- Make sure your baby has a dry diaper
- Make sure your baby is not too hot or too cold
- Check for signs of illness or discomfort, such as diaper rash, teething, and tight clothing
- Try feeding or burping your baby
- Soothe your baby by lightly rubbing his/her back
- Gently rock your baby
- Offer a pacifier
- Sing or talk softly to your baby
- Take your baby for a walk
- Take your baby for a drive in his/her car seat
- Call the doctor if you think your baby may be sick
Never shake a baby. Shaking can cause irreversible damage or death.
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Pregnancy & Mother Care
Because every pregnancy is different, always talk to your health care provider about what is right for you before, during, and after your pregnancy.
Always talk to your doctors and health care professionals in any emergency situation. When in doubt, call your health care provider.