Tips on how to help a baby who is crying excessively

Nobody likes to hear a baby crying. Babies cry for all kinds of reasons and knowing the root of the problem can be difficult.

If you find that your baby is crying a lot, you may find that the following tips on how to help a baby who is crying excessively will help.

The transition to solids

Some babies do seem to be hungrier than other babies, and many parents find that their babies cry excessively until they are moved on to solids. An extra ‘hungry’ baby can wake up often during the night, demanding a feed, and can feed for what seems like eternity at four o’clock in the morning. Some parents find that their extra hungry baby sleeps much better and cries less often when they are introduced to solids, for the mere reason that their tummies are fuller. Whilst it is not recommended that a baby is introduced to solids until they are six months old, if your baby does seem to be excessively hungry and is crying because of it, be sure to implement solids into his diet as soon as he reaches six months.

The sound of running water and other ‘soothing’ sounds

Don’t underestimate the power sounds can have in soothing a fretful baby. If your baby is crying and seems fretful, experiment with different sounds, such as running water, and you may be surprised at the response you get.

There are plenty of mobiles and other products available that will provide baby with sounds, such as running water or birds singing, that you could find helps send your little one back to sleep. We recommend the VTech Sing and Sooth Mobile available to buy at Amazon, com, which can be set to go off at specific times to suit your baby’s sleep pattern.

Infacol for Colic

One of the main reasons a baby cries excessively is because she has colic. This condition usually starts when a baby is approximately four weeks old and can last until she is three or four months old, sometimes even longer. This period of unexplainable yet intense crying can be reduced by giving your baby Infacol, which has been clinically proven to be an effective treatment to relieve infant colic.