Symptoms that may indicate a physical cause of the cry:
- piercing cry with voice
- crying all day, not primarily in the evening
- flow back nutrition, vomiting, diarrhea or weight loss
- crying that after 4 to 6 weeks starts
Possible physical causes: *
- nutritional problems: spitting, cramps, constipation, too much or too little power.
- infections: colds, ooronsteking, thrush, diaper rash, urinary tract infection, diarrhea (may also occur in hypersensitivity).
- Other causes: allergies, eczema, premature or dysmatuur born, birth trauma (eg broken collarbone.) immaturity of the central nervous system, hip dislocation, deviation in the spine, breathing problems.
* Note: This is a list of examples, not an exhaustive list of causes of crying!
Most cry babies show – in addition to many cry – rather general symptoms seen as covers, poor sleep, poor drinking.
No Physical Cause
Recent research shows that babies who are included because of excessive crying in the hospital in 97% of babies found NO physical cause of crying (Nooitgedagt et al, 2005).
The cry should not be seen as something a baby ‘has’, but something that ‘does’ baby (Barr, 1993).