When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying

Sometimes, it just happens. Your baby can’t seem to settle down. It may be that she’s just been overstimulated throughout the day and now she’s reacting to all of that stimulation by crying, or it may be that she’ in some sort of discomfort due to a stomach ache, ear ache or other type of pain or ailment.

Normally, it’s just a matter of waiting it out. You can do some things to try to comfort your baby, and eventually she’s going to stop. In some cases, however, she may cry for a long time, and it can be hard to deal with it, inside.

Here are some things to do when your baby just won’t stop crying:

  • Make sure she’s OK. Obviously, you will go through all of the normal issues that can make your baby cry. You’ll try feeding him, you’ll try changing his diaper, you’ll try rocking him or even rubbing his back for a while. You should also do a full body inspection, and make sure that there is no sign of physical distress, such as a small hair wrapped around a toe or other extremity.
  • If your baby cries inconsolably on a regular basis, he may have colic. Colic is a condition that, in many cases, your baby just needs to outgrow. While you should talk to your health care provider to make sure that something else isn’t going on, you also need to understand that colic will usually resolve itself after a few months’ time.
  • Make sure you’re in control of your reactions. It can be frustrating when your baby won’t cry. If you think you’re in danger of losing your temper, for example, you need to taka a few minutes and collect yourself. Never shake your baby, no matter how frustrated you migth be with him at that particular moment.