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Calming a Crying Baby: Why They Cry and How to Calm Them

February 25, 20159 min
Crying serves several useful purposes for your baby.Pay close attention to your baby’s different cries. You’ll soon be able to tell when she needs to be picked up, consoled, or tended to, and when she is better off left alone.You may notice that your baby has fussy periods throughout the day, even though she’s not hungry, uncomfortable, or tired.Crying serves several useful purposes for your baby. It gives her a way to call for help when she’s hungry or uncomfortable. It helps her shut out sights, sounds, and other sensations that are too intense to suit her. And it helps her release tension.Wendy Sue Swanson, MD is here to discuss your babies crying habits, what they mean, and the best ways to deal with it.

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