When the baby begins to cry, it is common for mothers and fathers (especially first-time parents) to be more concerned than necessary. But be very calm at that time! Panicking is not the solution to help an angry baby. The reason behind the crying may be an enigma at first, but soon you will be able to identify the problem in the blink of an eye.
The angry baby may be crying because of a dirty diaper, hunger, or even excessive stimulation, for example when there are many people in the same environment. For less experienced parents, this situation can be chilling, as the child’s crying is synonymous with discomfort. However, there is no point in making a storm out of a glass of water, just observe the behavior and the signs that your own child will give you. We list the 10 things that most irritate the baby, to give you a little help in the daily care of the little one.
The feeling of having a dirty diaper is not very pleasant … This can make the baby irritated very easily, since the super sensitive skin of the little ones can easily be irritated. So, the tip is to keep an eye on: Check the baby’s diaper to see if it can be the reason for crying, especially after breastfeeding or eating.
Another valuable tip is to check if the diaper was properly placed after the change. The correct thing is that she does not squeeze the baby in the folds of the leg. If the tight diaper is the reason behind an irritated baby, consider starting to use a larger size to avoid injury.
Diaper rash is a major discomfort to babies. Irritated skin is red and causes pain in the little ones. But make no mistake, diaper rash is not always caused by a low frequency of diaper changes! Diaper rash also occurs when there is excess moisture, or even due to allergy to diapers. Food allergies can also contribute to diaper rash, as the baby’s poop can become more acidic, irritating the skin.
The cry of hunger is super recognizable, after a while. Hunger is one of the reasons babies are irritated. One way to prevent the angry baby from getting hungry is to establish a routine for early feedings or baby food.
Angry baby after breastfeeding? It could be reflux! The reflux causes burning in the stomach, causing crying and irritation in the baby. If your little one does not usually regurgitate after breastfeeding, see your pediatrician so that he can properly identify the problem.
Colic is super uncomfortable, and for babies up to three months, it can be even worse. As the digestive system of the little ones is still developing, a tip is to put the baby face down, give light massages, warm compresses or an exercise with the legs to release gases. If the problem persists, consult your pediatrician.
During the first months of life, babies may experience difficulty falling asleep, so tiredness is one of the main factors that make the baby irritable. To help your baby feel comfortable and fall asleep more easily, you can try a warm bath, or a hot tub for babies, dim the lights in the little room and keep the atmosphere always peaceful at night.
Learn how to create a sleep routine for your baby starting on the first day of his life! We have given some tips on this here.
Too many stimuli
Care must be taken with the amount of stimuli the baby is exposed to. The unrest that he is used to, such as parties, children, excessive play, noises, among others, can make the baby angry. Getting out of the routine is always a challenge for parents with small babies. When you go out with your baby, plan for him to continue as usual, with feedings and naps at the right time, if possible. This makes it easier to decrease the impact of stimuli.
Too much heat can be annoying – a lot! Sometimes parents overdo their clothes, and this can make the baby angry and uncomfortable. Observe if your little one is sweating, especially in the folds, if the skin is red and, when in doubt, measure the temperature with a thermometer. If your baby has a fever, remove one of the layers of clothing and see if there is a change.
Heat loss occurs more easily in the baby’s first days of life, so it is important to wrap the little ones. During the night, the temperature tends to drop, so remember to change your baby’s clothes for a warmer one, according to the climate wherever you are. Check your feet and hands to see if they are cold, these are signs that he needs a warmer outfit.
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