18 Reasons Your Baby Might Be Crying

Recently, an old friend of mine was struggling with her one month old baby crying every evening and refusing to be soothed for hours. Another mom chimed in saying, "There's only 4 reasons a baby cries, so remember this: she's hungry, she's sleepy, she has to get her diaper changed, she has colic." I laughed. 

Babies go through so many changes, physically and mentally and can cry for numerous reasons.  What my friend was going through was witching hour, a completely normal developmental stage. It can be enormously helpful to understand why a baby might be crying, especially if you're struggling to console your little one.  So I've developed this list and chart showing reasons why a baby might be crying






Reasons a Baby May Cry:

  1. Hunger
  2. Tiredness
  3. Dirty Diaper
  4. Colic
  5. Over Stimulation
  6. Under Stimulation
  7. In Pain
  8. Needs Comfort
  9. Gas
  10. Teething
  11. Too Hot or Cold
  12. Sick
  13. Growth Spurt
  14. Developmental Leap
  15. Witching Hour
  16.  Tummy Troubles
  17. Diaper Rash
  18. Wants to Be Held





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About Maddi Casey

Maddi Casey is a muscle car driving, hard working mama who is obsessed with football and good beer. She has two beautiful baby girls and loving husband. Writing is a passion, hobby and sometimes career of hers at coffeeandwinemom.com. She is also passionate about animals, nature and entrepreneurship.
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