9. Too Cold or Too Hot
When your baby feels too hot or too cold, he or she may let you know through crying.
Newborns like to be bundled up and kept warm but not too hot. Exposure to cold can also make a baby uncomfortable.
Also, take care not to overdress your baby. A general rule to follow is to put one more layer of clothing on your baby than you would need for the current temperature.
When sleeping, do not cover your baby with extra blankets as it can make the baby too hot. To check whether your baby is too hot or too cold, just feel his or her tummy with your hand. If the tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one more.
Always keep the temperature of your baby’s room at about 64 or 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius).
10. Being Sick
Babies usually cry a lot when they are sick or have a fever. Your baby can’t tell you that he or she is not feeling well, so you need to take a clue from the crying.
When a baby is not well, his or her crying will be in a different tone from the one you’re used to. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous or high-pitched.
Sickness may be in the form of a congested or runny nose, a low-grade fever, dry cough and so on.
In the case of a common cold or fever, give your baby a sponge bath 2 or 3 times a day. However, when it comes to a sick baby, consulting a doctor is a must. Do not give any medicine to your baby without consulting a doctor.
Other Reasons that Babies Cry:
- Sometimes babies cry for a small reason that may be hard to spot. For instance, a hair wrapped tightly around a tiny toe or finger can be the reason behind the crying.
- Some babies may be sensitive to scratchy clothing tags or fabric, which can make them cry a lot.
- Too many cuddles from doting visitors can make your baby over-stimulated and uncomfortable.