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babies cry

is it normal for a new born to have a really strong cry? he only cries really loud when hes hungry at night it seems, and he hates being changed. but he doesnt mind sponge baths so i dont know whats wrong. i cant give him a pacifier to help him calm down either at that time, because it sounds like hes dying. but its not all the time. hes only 9 days old....and he cried like this at the hospital..

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Asked by mandie_jean at 12:43 AM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • ya thats normal. and a good sign! it may just seem louder at night because there is no other noise.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 12:45 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • sounds like a good set of lungs....Have you tried swaddling? it takes awhile to know what our new babies wants and needs are..think of it this way when you have the next one you will be an old pro! ;)

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:46 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • he was swaddled i think it might be gas from the formula? otherwise i dont know what else it could be.

    Comment by mandie_jean (original poster) at 12:54 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Gas is possible. If that's it try burping him. Also, sometimes newborns just need contact, try holding him skin to skin for a few minutes, it should calm him down pretty quickly. Another thing, there are crying bouts that happen for no reason, have no cause, can't be stopped and just need to work themselves out. So even if nothing works to calm him, it can still be very normal.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:12 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Yup that's normal! One thing both my kids loved is when I put them skin to skin - take your shirt off and strip him down to a diaper and put him belly down on your chest so he can hear your heartbeat. It worked like a charm for us!

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 6:45 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Babies that are worn in a wrap or sling cry less. You can try tying him to you in a moby or other wrap.

    Answer by ecodani at 8:07 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

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