10 reasons babies cry (and 30 ways to calm them down)

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Babies cry, and some babies cry a lot. Sometimes you’ll understand what your baby is trying to tell you but often it can take a bit of deciphering.

Most commonly, it’s because they are hungry or wet, so feeding and changing are two of the most obvious ways to settle a crying baby. But what if you’ve done this and bub is still crying?

10. They cannot sense you

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Babies love touch. A simple tummy pat, massage or back rub might be all the touch your little one needs to reassure them you are close by. Even just holding them close can help them calm down.

Make sure you talk to your health care provider about any ongoing concerns you have about your baby’s crying or discomfort.


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