Some mums and dads worry that if they respond too quickly when their baby cries they'll spoil them. However, research shows that babies who are responded to quickly actually cry less as toddlers.
Comforting your baby quickly when they cry lets them know you are there for them, and makes them feel secure.
Possible reasons for your baby's cries
Most of these causes can be solved fairly quickly and easily and once responded to, your baby should soon settle in again. However, if your baby's crying seems unusual or goes on for too long, speak to your doctor.
If your baby is under three months old and is crying excessively, they may have colic. It's not possible to sure colic, but there are some soothing techniques you can try.
Once your baby passes the newborn stage, there are some other possible reasons they may be crying:
A cuddle can do wonders to soothe an unsettled baby if there is nothing physically wrong. If the crying continues or your baby seems to be uncomfortable as well as distressed, it might be a good idea to talk to your doctor.
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