Why is my baby crying?

It can be perfectly normal for a baby to cry. Learning to decode your baby's cries can go a long way in understanding what your baby is trying to communicate.

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Why Do Babies Cry?

So why do babies cry? For starters, they can't talk yet, so it can be perfectly normal for a baby to cry. In fact, all babies cry. They're acclimating to the world around them and trying to communicate with you. Patience and some helpful tips can go a long way toward understanding why your baby is crying and easing discomfort.

There are a number of reasons why babies cry, and the team at Bloom & Blossom is here to help you decode those upsetting little sounds and facial expressions that pain parents so much. There is normal crying, and then there is feeding-related crying. Let's start with normal crying.

Normal Crying

When a baby cries, he or she is trying to tell you that something is wrong. The baby can be communicating that he or she is:

  1. Hungry
  2. Tired
  3. Wet
  4. Bored
  5. Discomforted

I Am Hungry

Remember, babies have tiny stomachs that become empty just hours after they have been fed. If hunger is the issue, babies will stick out their tongues, put fists in their mouths, or make sucking noises. If you notice any of these signs, it might be feeding time.

I Am Tired

Most newborn babies can't stay awake for more than two hours at a time. As they age, restlessness increases. Common signs a baby might be overly tired include yawning and eye rubbing.

Be cognizant of the time (babies need to eat and sleep approximately every two hours), and try feeding followed by rocking or singing a lullaby.

I Have a Wet Diaper

If your child doesn't seem hungry or tired, do a diaper check. Nobody likes wearing wet clothes, so just imagine how irritating a wet diaper can be for a baby. As a general rule, check your baby's diaper every two hours.

I Am Bored

Babies need to stimulation. Try talking to or playing with your little one if he or she is crying and they've already eaten, slept, and wearing a dry diaper. Your baby might just be starved for some attention.

I Am Uncomfortable

Noise, bright lights, and temperature can make a baby uncomfortable. If crying persists and you've checked the boxes next to Hungry, Tired, Wet and Bored, try addressing your baby's environment.

Feeding-Related Crying

If crying is persistent and does not appear to be related to hunger, sleep, or general discomfort, it could mean that your baby is having difficulty with feedings. Feeding-related crying can translate to a possible issue with digesting infant formula or mother's milk. If this seems to be the case, you typically might notice that your baby is experience fussiness and gas following feedings, which could be the root of the crying problem.

Bloom & Blossom Ultra Gentle Infant Formula has complete nutrition and is designed to be ultra-gentle on troubled little tummies. Ultra Gentle eases common characteristics of digestive discomfort, including fussiness, gas, and crying.

  • 100 percent partially broken down, easy-to-digest, ultra-gentle proteins.
  • Reduced lactose* for babies who may be sensitive to lactose.
  • A dual carbohydrate system for energy absorption.

Bloom & Blossom is a comforting feeding option that will help you bond with your baby by reducing the risk of uncomfortable feedings. Think of it as “comfort food” for your little one. And improved feedings means less crying and more quality time with your baby.

Learn more about our Ultra Gentle Formula. Always consult your child's pediatrician on infant feeding decisions.

* 95% less lactose than standard milk-based formulas