Coping with a crying baby

All babies cry, and some more than others. Crying is your baby’s way of telling you they need comfort and care.

Sometimes it’s easy to work out what they want, and sometimes it’s not. According to the NHS website, the most common reasons for crying are:

  • hunger
  • a dirty or wet nappy
  • tiredness
  • wanting a cuddle
  • wind
  • being too hot or too cold
  • boredom
  • overstimulation

Understanding your Baby videos can be found on the Best Beginnings website. They may be helpful in explaining why babies cry and excessive crying:

For more information about understanding your baby you can view the fantastic leaflet below and also talk to your 0-19 Specialist Public Health Nurse (health visitor) or call the 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service on 0113 843 5683.