Crying is the only means of expression a baby has when trying to connect with parents and adults. It is not uncommon for them to be real deficiencies that the mother would like to remedy quickly in the interests of her child. Although crying is a very good breathing exercise for the toddler, it also consumes energies when it extends over a longer period of time that the child cannot do without.
Crying is the only means of expression a baby has when trying to connect with parents and adults.
So it is necessary that the mother does not simply try to put the baby to sleep by rocking in the carriage, but that she calmly thinks about what is the cause of the dissatisfaction of the crying baby.
If the stipulated break between two meals is nearing its end, then of course hunger is the cause of the loud commotion, and the screaming simply means: “Now I really need something to eat!”. In this way, every healthy baby reminds of the upcoming meal and will only rest when he is full and satisfied, he can indulge in sweet idleness or sleep.
But if the mother means too well and gives the child, who is partially or completely fed with the bottle, more than is good for the baby, if she lets herself be softened in the belief that crying always means hunger, Increasing the ration can only do harm. The baby's gastrointestinal tract is excessively stressed and painful, the agony of which it draws the mother's attention with its screams.
Unnecessary air, which was either swallowed when drinking too hastily or was created in the body through digestive activity, is also difficult for the toddler. This can also be remedied with very simple means. The mother lets the child open on her arm in order to expel the air, or makes a cool, damp poultice on him.
The baby is swaddled regularly before meals. But even in the meantime it will be necessary to replace the diaper at least once, a fact that the child in turn informs the mother of as soon as it becomes uncomfortable with damp or soiled diapers. Otherwise there is a risk that the tender skin would quickly turn red and painful eczema would make the child really sick.
Similar feelings of discomfort cause wrinkles in the diaper or shirt. They squeeze the body as well as tight wraps. Even an infant wrapped up too warmly, who perhaps is supposed to fall asleep in stale air or in bright light that blinds the eyes, will hardly feel comfortable and venture out of the heart. The air should be fresh and the blanket should be light, but of course the child should never be cold, and if everything is fine, but the hands feel very cold or the back is exposed, then the freezing is to blame if the baby does not rest and screams.
There used to be the opinion that the penetration of the teeth was associated with considerable discomfort for the child, and one was easily inclined to explain his crying from the outset with this event in the child's existence and thus ran the risk of eliminating any grievances fail. Today we know that teething takes place almost without pain as a completely natural process, and the mother must look for the reason for the crying in one of the possibilities discussed.
From the beginning, nature endows every little baby with the ability to ingest its food by suckling. Experience will soon teach us that after this movement of the mouth and saturation, the child enters a state of deepest comfort. So it tries to suck on everything that can be reached, one prefers the little fingers, another puts the tip of the bed in his mouth, while a third maybe even gets a pacifier as a sedative.
But if it doesn't find the familiar comforter right away, it won't sleep either and just makes a shouting concert until its thumb or something else has slipped into its mouth to suckle.
The mother or father, who feel so closely and directly connected to their child, will usually soon be able to find their way around the scale of baby crying. You will hear from your child's complaints whether it is only a reminder of his or her right to food or whether something serious torments him, and it is in your hands to turn the roaring baby into a gently slumbering angel again.