It’s normal for children to cry, but what if your little one is crying a lot more than usual? Could it be a sign of colic or a hungry child? As your child could be crying for various reasons, it’s tricky to know for sure. Here are some tips on how you can tell if your little one is having tummy troubles, and what you can do to help relieve it.
Little one cries at length for hours, starting usually in the evenings
Little one’s outbursts are often louder and higher pitched than usual.
Little One starts crying for no apparent reason
Little one refuses to be soothed, no matter how hard you try.
Your child might be well fed and kept clean, but you might find that your little one is still prone to crying like above. This could be a possible sign of colic.
Immature digestive system, leading to stomach upsets1
Food allergies or intolerance2
Poor tolerance or total intolerance of lactose
Flatulence or gas
Even though colic is not harmful, it can take a toll on parents and caregivers. In most cases, it will eventually subside after a few months. Before that happens, you may want to try these methods that could help soothe your crying child.
It’s never easy handling a crying child, but getting to the bottom of your little one’s tears could be the first step to soothing them.