Why is my baby fussy?
Updated: 2 days ago
Parents, we all know of that one couple whose baby - since the day it was born - has been an absolute angel. No crying, no whining and sleeps through the whole night without so much as a peep.
However, for most parents, this is not the case. During the first few months of a newborn’s life, babies tend to cry a lot as crying is their main form of communication.
As much as you love your newborn child, listening to a baby cry for hours on end can be grating to the ears. Here are some common reasons why a baby is being fussy and how to solve them!
Reason 1: Your baby is hungry.
Keep track of your child’s feeding times and look for signs of hunger, like lip-smacking or putting fists to their mouth.
Reason 2: Your baby’s diaper is wet and they’re uncomfortable.
In their first few months, babies tend to wet and soil their diapers a lot. Check their diapers when they’re starting to fuss and see if that is what is causing the problem.
Reason 3: Your baby is sick.
Check your newborn’s temperature. If your baby is younger than 2 months and has a fever, go to the doctor as soon as you can.
Reason 4: Your baby is bored or overstimulated.
If in a crowded area, try bringing the baby somewhere quiet, like to their own room. Quietly sing or hum a song to your baby.
If you’ve tried just about everything and your baby is still fussy, you might find yourself getting frustrated. Take a moment to calm yourself as babies can feed off your negative energy and get more fussy themselves.
If you’re finding it hard to calm down, pass your baby to your partner or a family member you are comfortable with and take a break. Never shake or hit a newborn out of frustration as they are still young and can injure easily.
Taking care of a baby can be a very difficult experience so don’t feel ashamed if you need help in this challenging time. Consider enrolling your child in infant care and rest assured your baby will be in good hands when the time comes for you to head back to work.
For parents living in the Tampines, Nurture Infant House has had 20 years of experience in caring for your beloved children. Click here to learn more about our infant care centre! Feel free to Whatapps us / https://wa.me/6596664141 for more enquiries. Thanks ! #infantcaresg #childcare #nurtureinfanthouse #toddlerlearning #toddlercare #sginfantschool #infantlearners #infantcaretampines #parentingsg#sginfants