How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Harvey Karp, M.D. explains how to turn a crying cutie into a sleeping beauty.Read more

Love, Moms, Newborn
How to Soothe a Crying Baby?

There’s no getting around it: Babies cry. It’s how they communicate hunger, pain, fear, the need to sleep, and more. So how are you supposed to know exactly what your baby is trying to tell you?


Here are the most common reasons babies cry:

  • Hunger
  • Stomach problems from colic and gas
  • Needs to burp
  • A dirty diaper
  • Needs sleep
  • Too cold or too hot
  • Teething pain
  • Something painful and hard to notice
  • Wants less stimulation
  • Wants more stimulation
  • Not feeling well