Crying is the first “greeting” that the baby sends to the world. The baby comes with crying. For a long time after that, crying is a way for them to express themselves. Sometimes the baby cries very loudly, the sound is loud; some are small, hehe. In fact, the baby’s different crying conveys different health information, and the “growth password” behind the crying can be read to keep abreast of the baby’s health.
The baby has no language ability and can only express his physical and psychological needs and physical discomfort by crying. For example, hungry, tired, thirsty, lonely, wet diapers, overheated or too cold, the baby will cry. Some babies sleep for a long time during the day, and cry at night. Some children use cries to arouse the attention of their parents. These physiological cryings reflect the normal physiological or psychological needs of the child. Usually by feeding water, feeding, changing diapers and hugging, you can quickly stop your baby crying.
However, if it is caused by physical discomfort, crying is often different from usual, and it is not easy to appease. At this time we have to observe the baby’s body and respond to it as soon as possible.
To sum up, baby crying is mainly due to both physical and pathological factors. So, what is the difference between physiological crying and pathological crying? How should we understand the baby’s crying?
Physiological crying: loud and not harsh
Babies usually express their own needs through crying, the needs of expression are different, and the baby’s crying is not the same.
Healthy crying The normal crying of the baby is swaying, the sound is loud and not harsh, and the rhythm is strong. Generally 4 to 5 times a day, and each time has a short duration, which can be up to 1 to 2 hours. Healthy crying is a special form of exercise, often without accompanying other abnormal symptoms, without affecting diet, sleep and play, and can often be stopped by appeasement.
Hungry crying and crying are often loud and high-pitched. When you cry, your baby’s head will turn left and right, and the lips will suck and swallow.
Crying before the bowel Because the intestines are getting worse, the baby’s crying often appears suddenly and the time is short. Before the solution, the baby’s complexion sometimes turns red and appears to be forceful. In general, we can also hear the baby’s force and the sound of the stool.
The temperature is not caused by the crying room temperature is too high or too low will cause the baby to cry. When the temperature is too low, the baby’s crying is often low and weak. In severe cases, the skin may be pale and dry. When the temperature is too high, the baby often cries loudly and vigorously, and the skin appears flushed. In severe cases, mild fever may occur.
The brain development of crying newborns before going to bed is not perfect, and coordination work is still not possible. When part of the brain is tired and wants to “sleep”, some brains “reject to rest”, so the baby will cry because of discomfort. In addition, some babies will cry during the day when they are over-excited or frightened during the day. This kind of nightingale is a general manifestation of nerve sensitivity, which usually peaks in 1 to 2 months after birth, and will increase with the growth of the age. Better, no special treatment is required.
In short, the cause of physiological crying can be simply summarized as “baby exercise”, “baby is hungry”, “baby has to be convenient”, “baby is hot (cold)” and “baby wants to sleep”.
The cries of physiological crying are loud and not harsh and rhythmic; the baby often cries without tears, and is very good at feeding, sleeping, and playing. The time of crying is very short. We only need to carefully observe and handle it properly. Baby will soon stop crying.
Pathological crying: difficult to appease
Any irritation of the disease can cause the baby to feel uncomfortable and cause restlessness. Sometimes, the baby’s clinical symptoms are not obvious, only the crying is not only, but this may be the earliest manifestation of neonatal disease, so we must be especially vigilant.
The common causes of baby’s pathological crying are as follows:
Skin discomfort Baby’s skin is delicate and sensitive, especially in the skin folds such as underarms and inner thighs. If improper care, it will cause symptoms such as flushing and erosion of the skin, causing crying. During the care of the weekdays, we should pay close attention to the baby’s skin and find any problems in time.
When the fever baby is hot, the crying is often different from usual. When it is light and heavy, the interval between crying is also different from usual. The interval will be shortened a lot, and the baby’s complexion is often accompanied by flushing. When the body temperature is too high, sometimes the baby’s crying is not as strong as when it is just getting hot. The crying is often accompanied by a squeaking noise. We should be especially vigilant.
Inflammation of the oropharynx is caused by the soreness caused by sucking and swallowing pain. The crying is often powerful and there will be tears. The baby will cry even more when feeding, and there is a refusal to drink milk. If you have laryngitis, the cry will be more hoarse.
The crying caused by intestinal fistula is often characterized by regularity, persistence and difficulty in appeasement. The baby’s crying is high, and it is accompanied by abdominal distension. These symptoms can be alleviated by anal exhaust or defecation. Generally, intestinal fistula can be recurrent and self-limiting. When the attack occurs, the baby’s abdomen can be gently massaged clockwise to relieve discomfort.
Intussusception is different from intestinal fistula. Intussusception is a piece of intestine that is inserted into another intestine, causing the intestine to be unobstructed. Due to severe pain in the abdomen, the baby usually bursts suddenly, with a tight rhythm, high pitch, painful expression, anxiety, and sometimes vomiting, blood in the stool, and abdominal mass. Intussusception is critical, parents should take the baby to the hospital in time.
In the early stage of vitamin D deficiency rickets, there will be nighttime crying, and it will be accompanied by an increase in excitability of the nervous system such as irritability, irritability, sweating, and restlessness.
The so-called crying of pain is characterized by explosive screams and long or very short echoes. This is mostly related to pain caused by strong irritation or burns. Therefore, when performing various daily care on your baby, the movement must be gentle to prevent accidents.
The characteristics of the baby crying are not the specific manifestation of the disease. Parents need to carefully observe the baby’s mental state, complexion, skin and milk, urine and urine during the daily care process. At the same time, pay attention to the environment and find out in time. Handle your baby’s discomfort. For the abnormal crying of the baby for unknown reasons, parents should learn to make a simple judgment and find any abnormalities to bring the baby to the hospital in time to prevent delays.
Every crying of your baby may contain different meanings: it may be normal daily needs, it may be a normal reaction to development and exercise, and of course it may be a sign of disease. We should carefully examine and listen carefully to find out the signs of disease that may be transmitted behind the crying.