This is a discussion on my 2mth old baby cries n wails herself to sleep! within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; hi there, my 2mth old daughter sleeps well during the day and usually after i bf her, she will fall ...
my 2mth old daughter sleeps well during the day and usually after i bf her, she will fall to sleep quickly. these few days she starts to have a certain 'pattern', at about 7pm she will starts to be cranky and refuse to sleep, she will cry and wail (till her face is so red and body sweaty) till she falls asleep. No matter how we change our position in craddling her and soothing her she just refuse to stop screaming. These 2 nights she even did it at 4am!!! And each episode lasts for about 20-30min long, at times I'm really at my wit's end and wonder why she is doing so altho I've already did satisfy all her basics - feed her, clean her, comfort her etc.
What and how should I do to change this bad 'habit' of hers?
I believe such young babies cry when they have an unattended need, not because of any bad habit. They have a discomfort and their ONLY way of communicating with us is by crying/wailing/screaming. We just need to understand them better, differentiate what their cries stand for (their cries sound differently for different needs).
A very common reason for crying the first few months is gas in the tummy, since the digestive system is immature. Keep burping the baby well, try keeping her upright or sleep inclined. Learn tummy and back massage which can help
baby pass out the gas and burp easily.
I learnt all the above the hard way when my boy screamed several times day and night. After 9 months, we can tell easily what's disturbing him.
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thks for the advice mummies!!!! yes i've tried to let her cry for a few min then pick her up, she still continue crying... then i message her tummy (not sure if she has colic... cos i bf her direct..). Am tryin to learn her cries too cos it will definitely make life easier for us, but her 'screaming' pattern is just too much for us to handle esp in the middle of the night...