Babies are undoubtedly lovely, aren’t they? We just can’t help ourselves but fall prey to their cuteness and fluffiness. The way babies chuckle, smile, and look would surely brighten everyone’s day. They sure are gifts from above.
However, it doesn’t always seem this way. There are also times when they become the exact opposite of these positive descriptions. This happens when they cry. Their shriek and cries pierce through our ears, and it irritates us. The worse thing about this is that babies cry throughout the day for no apparent reason.
In this article, we’re going to tell you the reasons why do a baby cries all day, and how to make them stop crying.
Possible Reasons Why Your Baby Cries All Day
1. Tired and Sleepy
One of the most common reasons why babies cry all day is because they need sleep. The bodies of babies aren’t still fully developed, which is why they get tired easily. Just by simply drinking milk or laughing for a few seconds, your baby can get exhausted.
When this happens, your baby will express his exhaustion by crying.This is how they express their emotions because they still don't know how to talk verbally. Your baby is left with no option other than to just cry and scream and hope for the best that you'll give them a good lullaby. Sometimes, when your baby cries, they just need to get a good sleep.
2. Dirty Diapers
Another reason as to why your baby is crying might be because he or she got a dirty diaper. Your baby might have just pooped, and they want you to clean it. For sure this may not be your favorite part of taking care of a baby. However, this is an essential thing you need to master. Though there are some babies that can tolerate dirty diapers, most babies just can't bear having something sticky on their soft butt. Even though they are just babies, they already have a fully developed sense of smell and most of the time; they already know if a scent is pleasant or not.
3. Feels Hungry
The first thing that might come to your mind when your baby cries is that they might be hungry. Well, that's the usual reason. When babies feel hungry, they vent out their hunger by crying and screaming. Remember, your baby still doesn't know how to talk, which is why they have no choice but just to cry and cry until you figure out they need something to eat.
4. Needs to Burp
Though burping is not necessary for babies, your baby will still feel better if they can burp. The digestive and respiratory system of babies, specifically their mouths and windpipes are not yet fully developed. When this happens, your baby feels uncomfortable because the air inside their stomach might cause gas pains.
5. Colic and Gas Problems
Though this is somehow similar to the stomach problem mentioned in the 4th reason, this one is a bit more serious. When your baby cries for around three hours per day, it might be caused by colic and gas problems.
This happens when your baby takes in too much air while they breastfeed or drink milk from a bottle.If this is the only thing that happened, they might just need a simple burp. But if your baby eats solid food right after, an abnormal chemical reaction happens inside their stomach, which causes pain. If you think that this is the reason why your baby is always crying, then it’s best you bring them to a pediatrician
6. Wants to Be Close to You
It's important to remember that babies need to feel protected. They want to be physically close to you, hear your voice, and smell your distinct scent. If you're always away from them, they might just need a simple hug or cuddle. You can also carry them on your arms until they smile and fall asleep later on.
7. Teething Pain
This is another common reason as to why your baby might be crying throughout the day. They might be teething. Teething happens when your baby is between 4 to 6 months old. Your baby feels pain when they’re teething because new tooth forcefully pushes out of their soft and tender gums.