Babies tend to cry a lot especially during the first few weeks after birth. This is because they are still adjusting to the new environment. As they grow, one of the main ways babies can communicate their distress and discomforts is by crying. They cry in an effort to show
that something is not right with them or something is bothering them.
Babies cry hysterically when they are hungry, sick, tired, uncomfortable, or when they want mom to hold them. It is up to mom to listen and figure out what the different cries mean. Moms should also try to respond to their babies’ cries immediately, especially during their first few months. This helps the babies know that they can count on their moms, which in turn leads them to trust their moms.