Crying — It’s What Babies Do!
Maybe the baby is hungry, the diaper is wet, or the child wants to be held. Occasionally your child might have a cry of pain. Sometimes nothing seems to stop the crying. Just remember…
- It is normal for babies to cry—sometimes for three or more hours a day.
- Babies usually cry more often in the evening.
- Crying may come and go for no reason.
- Crying usually is not a health problem, unless someone gets angry at the child and hurt him or her.
- Crying slows down after three or four months in most children.
If you find yourself getting frustrated…
- Put your baby down in a safe place and go to the next room.
- Check on your baby every 10 minutes to see if there is anything you can do; but if not, your baby will be okay.
- Exercise or listen to music.
- Call a relative or friend, or 211, option 1.
- Call your doctor if you have any questions.
Coping with Crying – suggestions on how to cope with your baby’s crying, are available below.
Crying Baby Presentation Handouts
Crying Time Again Handout 1
Crying Time Again Handout 2
Crying Time Again Handout 3
Coping Pledge Certificate