Parenting is challenging. But one thing few parents are prepared for is how much some babies cry. There are many reasons for excessive crying. Before you read further, make sure you speak with your pediatrician about excessive crying as it may be caused by something more serious. Ok, now that we got that out of the way, lets cover a few ways you can safely and effectively sooth your crying or fussy baby. Remember, crying and some fussiness is normal and expected. It is a sign of development and growth.
Why is my baby crying?
There are usually a handful of reasons why your baby is crying. A newborn baby is adjusting to this new world so their gastrointestinal tract is adjusting to new foods. This can cause discomfort and stomach paind. We always recommend starting your newborn on a high quality probiotic like Wink Well’s Biotic. This will help establish a healthy gut biome early on.
Cool Gums Teething Relief Gel For Painful Gum-
Teething pain. If your baby is drooling and you notice their gums are inflamed and sensitive, chances are they are teething which will keep your baby up at night and crying during the day. Take a wet rag and place it in the freezer until it is semi frozen. Allow them to chew and gnaw on this. Also, try Wink Well’s Cool Gum Teethign Gel. It is drug-free and cools the gums instead of numbing them.
The Cool Gums Teething Relief Gel contains safe ingredients and has no harmful additives. It has ingredients like aloe, mint, and glycerine that provide instant pain relief. It soothes your baby by cooling the sensitive gums. Besides, it reduces the numbing sensation of the baby’s gum.
Is my baby hungry?
Infants and toddlers will eat when they are hungry. Over feeding can cause a negative effect as well. Present the food to your baby and carefully monitor how they respond to foods. Some foods may not sit well with your baby. That is something to be aware of.
Should I use a pacifier with my baby?
Your baby may want a pacifier. Not all babies prefer them. Also remember that at some point you will need to ween your baby off a pacifier. Choose a pacifier from a reputable company with little chances of choking. Also never use teething bead necklaces or necklaces that may entangle around the neck. They are popular but unsafe.
My baby has a diaper rash. Now what?
Diaper rashes cause pain are extremely uncomfortable for baby. If your baby has a diaper rash, make sure to clean the affected area and keep it dry. Always use a high quality diaper rash cream with every diaper change. Yes, that is correct. With every diaper change. Even if they don’t have a diaper rash. Why? Well, 2 reasons. 1. It will prevent a diaper rash from occurring but even better is that the diaper rash cream will create a protective later that will prevent stool and urine from sticking to your child’s skin making diaper changes a breeze. You just wipe off the cream with a wet wipe and youre good to go! This is a tip we learned early on and it makes life better for you and your baby.
Wink Well’s topical ointment contains safe ingredients like witch hazel, shea butter, and herbs. When you apply the cream, it develops a barrier between the diaper and the skin. So, your infant’s skin will be free from rashes. The lotion acts as a moisturizer for your baby’s skin too!
Try these simple tips next time your baby is fussy or crying. The most important thing you can do is just know you’re doing an amazing job and your baby is lucky to have you! Got a question? Shoot us an email and we’re happy to help! We have helped hundreds of thousands of parents over the past 8 years and we’re here to help you too!