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).