Crying is one of the only ways your baby knows how to communicate its wants and needs with you. Over time, you will come to notice differences in your baby’s cry and you’ll learn how to understand what your baby is trying to communicate. Luckily, most babies are easy to understand because they have relatively simple wants and needs, like:
Newborns typically eat every two to three hours, but it may take a little while to establish a routine feeding schedule. Sometimes, your baby will drink an entire bottle in one sitting and be less hungry than usual a few hours later. Other times your baby may take an extra-long nap which throws off the entire feeding timeline for the rest of the day. Therefore, you must listen and wait for your baby to tell you when he or she is hungry.
Just like adults, babies can also be too tired to fall asleep because they get overwhelmed by changes in their routine or are overly exhausted from a day of constant activities. When this occurs, you simply have to sit back, sooth them as much as you can, and be patient.
Gastrointestinal discomfortcolic, or colic, is usually caused by stomach gas, intestinal gas, or baby reflux. Colic is illustrated by persistent crying that lasts for hours. Babies who are breastfeed are less likely to get colic. However, proper burping directly after a feeding can decrease the chances that your baby will get baby reflux or gas. You can also try our gripe water, which is a safe, natural and effective way to ease baby’s gas and stomach discomfort.