Let's Talk About The Crying Habits Of Your Child

Crying infants may be trying to tell you that there is something not right with them. However, there is a point where crying habits form. This article tries to resolves that problem.

Has your child formed crying habits? I have a few suggestions for changing these patterns.

Sometimes it is very hard to figure out why a child is crying, gas, wet diaper or hunger, etc. Sometimes babies are just prone to being fussy and crying is a normal part of their lives. Remember you are not the only parent with a child who cries a lot.

When a child cries they are expressing a need to communicate or express an emotion. Sometimes it is very hard to determine why the child is crying and it's a trial and error situation also.

We all know that babies cry because they need something as they can't tend to themselves, and you'll need learn these cries, the sounds and what they need. I have a list of possibilities below, hope they help.

Sometimes when you just tend to the child's basic needs such as hunger, comforting and changing diapers a child will stop crying. Some other children won't stop crying and are considered by many to be just a high need child. After about four to five months there are about three types of crying as below:

The late night snacker, these children wake up crying wanting to be fed, even if they aren't hungry and in this case you might gradually decrease the amounts on this nighttime feeding and get the child weaned off of nighttime hunger.

Next we have the comfort child, these children cry for attention during the night even after you have just left the room after putting them to bed, they are just plain lonely and want someone in the room with them. These children usually just fall back asleep as soon as you pat or talk or talk softly, try talking next the bed the first night, then the next a little further away until you are

by the door and hopefully this will solve the problem.

The third option for nighttime crying is that the child is afraid and is crying out in fear. Usually this type of crying will stop at about 8-10 months of age, and these criers are usually easily consoled.

Now we can't rule out the option of colic in a very young child if he cries over a long period of time. This type of crying usually begins before 3 months of age, occurs for 3 or 4 hours a day, and lasts for about three or more weeks. Usually by the time the child s 3 or 4 months old this has stopped. I would suggest you talk to your doctor if the crying is prolonged and you are just worried.

I really believe a young child won't be spoiled by your attending to his needs in those first few months. Most babies will stop crying when you attend to their needs. You can judge as the baby gets older if you have spoiled him.

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