Why Do Babies Cry?

When your baby cries it can sometimes be hard not to take it personally as a parent, but in fact crying can be a very useful tool for babies!

Babies can cry to call for help when they’re hungry, uncomfortable or even if they just need to relieve tension. In fact, newborn babies can cry for a total of 1 to 4 hours per day as part of their adjustment to the new life outside the womb!

By paying close attention to your baby’s cries, parents will soon be able to tell when they need picking up, consoling or if they need feeding.

Hungry cry: Usually short and low-pitched, it can also rise and fall

Angry Cry: More turbulent

Cry of pain/distress: Generally comes on suddenly and loudly with a long high pitched shriek followed by a pause then a flat wail

”Leave me alone” cry: Similar to a hungry cry

Whilst there can often be a solution to help a crying baby, one of the most distressing cries for a parent can be when a baby suffers from colic. A recent Nelsons® survey found that 49% of parents think that colic is the most distressing ailment for them.

For a baby with colic, why not try Nelsons Colica® Colic Granules, a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of colic in babies over one month of age. Nelsons Colica Colic Granules contains a unique formulation of 30c potencies of natural Citrullus colocynthis and Dioscorea villosa.

Always Read the label. If you are concerned about any symptoms that your baby may have please consult your doctor.