Understand my cry. I do not have words
Not only me all my age group friends cry, i need comfort and care. can you give that?
I know sometimes it’s easy to work out what we want, but sometimes it isn’t easy to crack the code “cry”. I cry because, i (am) (have)
wanting a cuddle
a dirty or wet nappy
being too hot or too cold
There may be times of the day when i tends to cry a lot and can’t be comforted. Specially early evening is the most common time for this to happen. This can be hard for you mom as it’s often the time when you’re most tired and least able to cope. But i do not have words. Still u take care of me. i love you so much for that.
But please never shake me.Shaking me moves my head violently, and can cause bleeding and brain damage.
- Not only me all my age group friends cry, i need comfort and care. can you give that?
Try some of the following ways to comfort me.
If you’re breastfeeding, let me suckle at your breast.
If you’re bottle feeding, give me a dummy. But Sterilize dummies as you would bottles mommy. To avoid tooth decay don’t dip them in anything sweet. I do enjoy my thumb instead.
Some older friends will take a bit of cloth to use as a comforter.
Hold me or put me in a sling so that i am close to you. Move me gently, sway and dance, talk to me and sing.
Rock me gently backwards and forwards in the pram, or lets go for a walk or a drive. Me and most of my friends like to sleep in cars. Even if i wake up again when you stop, at least you’ll have had a break.he he he
Find something for me to listen to or look at. This could be music on the radio, a CD, a rattle or a mobile above the cot.
Try stroking my back firmly and rhythmically, holding me against you or lying face downwards on your lap. You could also undress me and massage me with baby oil, gently and firmly. Talk soothingly as you do it and keep the room warm enough.
Try a warm bath. This calms me instantly, but some of friends cry even more.ha ha ha
Sometimes, rocking and singing can keep me awake. You might find that lying them down after a feed will help.
- Try some of the following ways to comfort me.
Some of my friend cry and seem unsettled around the time of a feed. If you’re breastfeeding, give me good attachmentthat helps. You can drop-in to hospital and ask for help from lactation nurse, or talk to my pediatrician.
Try keeping a note of my crying and its pattern. Sometimes, crying during feeds can be a symptom of reflux, a common condition in which i bring back milk after feeds. Speak to pediatrician for more information and advice.
- Some of my friend cry and seem unsettled around the time of a feed. If you’re breastfeeding, give me good attachmentthat helps. You can drop-in to hospital and ask for help from lactation nurse, or talk to my pediatrician.
has a weak, high-pitched continuous cry
seems floppy when you pick me
takes less than a third of their usual amount of fluids(1/3)
passes much less urine than usual
vomits green fluid
passes blood in their stools
has a fever of 38C or above (if they’re less than three months old) or 39C or above (if they’re between three and six months)
has a high temperature, but their hands and feet feel cold
has a bulging fontanelle (the soft spot on a baby’s head)
has had a fit
turns blue, mottled or very pale
has a stiff neck
has difficulty breathing, breathes fast or grunts while breathing, or seems to be working hard to breathe (for example, sucking in under the ribcage)
has a spotty purple-red rash anywhere on the body (this could be sign of meningitis)
If you think there’s something wrong, always follow your instincts and contact your pediatrician or hospital, or phone 080-42666000(motherhood hospital Sarjapur Bangalore)
- has a weak, high-pitched continuous cry