Why does a child scream?

Why is a baby crying?

Perhaps what scares parents-to-be the most is that one day, when their newborn baby cries, they will not be able to understand the reason and, accordingly, help him. Young moms and dads’ worst dream is to see their infant crying and not know what to do. It is important to understand that there are many reasons for a baby to be unhappy. In this article, we will talk about the most common reasons for crying in young children, how to understand what is bothering your baby, how to help your baby and how to deal with the emotional stress yourself.

The only way to get attention is to cry, and as loudly as possible!

First of all, it is worth remembering that crying and tears from a baby are inevitable. No matter how hard we try, it will happen. And if an infant cries, it is normal, even good!

A newly born baby simply doesn’t know how to express his emotions in any other way, to draw attention to himself and to let his mother know that something is bothering him. In evolutionary terms, crying and crying are ways to keep yourself alive: this is the only way a baby can call his mother and solve his problems – to eat, to sleep, to change a diaper, etc.

Why does a one-month-old baby cry?

There are many reasons for discontent in a newborn, and it is not always possible to immediately guess what the problem is.

“I’m hungry.” This is probably the most common reason for crying. A newborn’s stomach is the size of a walnut, so it is physically impossible for a baby to eat much at one feeding. In addition, if the baby is breastfed, milk is digested many times faster than formula. Therefore, if a one-month-old baby is crying, it is very likely that by offering the breast, you will quickly solve the problem.

“I’m hot/cold/airy.” Young babies are extremely sensitive to environmental conditions. So make sure that the baby was comfortable. As a reminder, the optimal climatic parameters are air temperature 20-22˚Ñ (up to 24˚Ñ maximum in summer), humidity 50-60%, and the need for ventilation through the air at least once an hour for 5-10 minutes.

“I’m scared.” Bright lights, loud noises, temperature changes when changing clothes – all these things are completely alien to a newborn. After nine months, he was in a completely different environment. Why is the baby crying? Because he’s afraid of the TV, a neighbor’s drill, a flashing store sign, the light of the street lamps. Now these are normal attributes of life, but he will get used to them not at once.

“I am in danger.” A classic picture, when in the first weeks after discharge from the hospital to the baby come to see relatives, friends and colleagues. Naturally, they all want to hold the little miracle in their arms. But it is a huge stress for a recently born baby. In his maturing brain there is only an image of mom – the closest person (often even in the hands of his father at first the baby is constantly crying, and this is normal). When an infant finds himself in the arms of a completely alien person, he, based on his ancient instincts, may perceive it as a signal of danger and immediately make himself known: “Mommy, where are you? Have they taken me? Mommy, come back!” So for some time, if your baby is very delicate and sensitive, it is better to refrain from such displays of emotion on the part of others.

“I’m in pain.” Crying is a completely natural reaction to pain. Functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (infantile dyschezia, colic) are typical for a one-month-old baby. For older children, it is dentation (teething), pain in the ear or throat, stuffy nose. If a baby cries too often at one month, and the usual ways of soothing don’t work (offering breast/mix, rocking, cuddling), be sure to see a doctor.

“Purple crying” – what is it?

After a couple of weeks postpartum, you begin to feel like you’ve learned to identify the cause of your baby’s tears. But more and more often, the baby begins to have a tantrum “for nothing”: crying baby at one month seems to be completely without reason, and it is almost impossible to calm him down.

Nowadays, people are increasingly talking about the so-called “purple crying period” (PURPLE crying), when a baby is crying all the time. PURPLE refers to the acronym that describes this period:

P (peak) – increasing in intensity, most often begins at 2 weeks of life and peaks at 2 months, ending by 3-4 months of age.

U (unexpected) – unexpected, sudden, it is difficult for parents to find an objective reason why the baby cries so much.

R (resists soothing) – it is almost impossible to soothe a baby, even with methods that usually help.

P (pain-like) – sounds like a cry in pain, so parents usually think the child is sick.

L (long lasting) – long lasting, not stopping for hours on end.

E (evening) – most often starts in the evening.

There is still no consensus about what is the main source of such a violent reaction in a child. Most likely, it is a combination of all the factors that can cause a baby to cry, as well as the functional immaturity of the nervous system.

Since a baby’s crying is very intense and prolonged, young parents become emotionally exhausted rather quickly: they begin to blame themselves for not being able to find the cause, cannot help the baby; sometimes such tantrums coupled with lack of sleep can increase manifestations of postnatal depression and cause mothers to become aggressive toward the baby. Therefore, it is extremely important to be informed about such a phenomenon as “purple crying”, to have support during this difficult period from loved ones and not to blame yourself.

If a baby cries a lot, how to calm him quickly?

Despite the fact that the causes of children’s tears are different, there are a few universal tips that can make life easier for both the child and his parents.

Take the baby in your arms – it is important for newborns to feel the warmth of their loving arms. In addition to the classic “cradle” position, you can put the baby down with its tummy on the forearm of the parent (the “twig” position).

Many babies are calmer when swaddled: the tight touch of fabric to the baby’s body helps to recreate the tightness of the mother’s womb.

Try to go to a quiet, peaceful place; turn off bright lights or shut the window.

Walk with your baby at a quiet pace (you don’t have to rock with high amplitude – that’s an old misconception). This is what will remind you of those “safe” days and conditions when he was in mom’s belly and walking with her the same way.

Turn on white noise or “shush” loudly.

Sometimes this method helps: go into the bathroom with the crying baby, don’t turn on the light, turn on the water. Wash your baby gently with warm (!) water, and wash yourself at the same time. The noise of flowing water may calm the baby.

If your baby is breastfed, offer your baby a breast.

Why does the baby wake up at night and cry?

Many parents are puzzled: all day long the baby was having fun, playing, jumping and running, and at night, sometimes without even opening their eyes, the baby cries in his sleep. What is the matter?

If a baby cries at night, the most common cause of this behavior is overexcitement during the day or during the last waking before going to sleep. The brain of a small child is arranged so that the processes of excitation in it prevail over the processes of inhibition, in other words, it is much faster and easier to excite a child than to calm down. Dad came home from work in the evening and decided to play with the baby, too short daytime naps or quite a long waking for a child’s age – there are many reasons for overwork. Do not have time to finally “slow down” before going to sleep, a deprived child falls asleep from fatigue, but his brain continues to be in an excited state. And as a result – long sleep, a restless night with frequent awakenings and tears, crying or screaming with his eyes closed, when it seems that the child is crying in his sleep, and so on.

What to do. Reconsider the regime, control the waking hours, properly distribute the child’s activity during the day (devote the first half of the day to walks, active games, working out new skills, and the second half – more quiet activities), not to overexcite the baby before going to sleep, eliminate gadgets (especially in the evening) – the decision will depend on the situation and the reason why the baby is crying at night. But there are no unsolvable problems with sleep.

How do parents survive a child’s tears?

The best way to reduce anxiety and guilt during a baby’s crying is to inform the parents why the baby is crying in the first few months. When the reasons are clear, the algorithm for further action is also clear.

Parents of newborn babies need to give themselves time to get used to the baby and his character, to understand the fact that only through crying babies can attract attention. This is a given, which should be accepted.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help from those close to you: ask for advice, ask to sit with the baby if you need to be alone with yourself for a while (this is a perfectly normal wish), contact specialists (pediatricians, breastfeeding and sleep consultants) if you feel that you cannot cope. And never devalue your emotions: “Everybody lives this way, it’s no big deal” statements should be ignored. Base it on your feelings.

If, when a newborn baby cries, you feel aggression against him, anxiety, internal trembling, do not shake the child! Put it in any safe place (for example, in a crib) and leave the room for a few minutes: wash your face, drink water, count to 10. Only after breathing, with a “clear” head go back to the baby. And be sure to tell your partner about what happened – it is a good reason to ask for help.

And, of course, do not forget: this is temporary. Any tantrum has an end, any day ends, any year is replaced by a new one. Always keep this thought in mind, you’ll see – it adds peace of mind.

The baby screams a lot, screaming during the day. How to treat Gilles de la Tourette syndrome?

Screaming babies are a big problem for their parents. Moms and dads often have questions: “Why does the child involuntarily scream, yell, shout words? What to do if the boy cries a lot, mooing, coughing, grunting? Screaming always worries parents, and if it is very loud harsh involuntary, many parents find themselves in a panic, as they do not know why there is screaming all day, what to do with it, how to treat and where to go in Russia with such a problem, how to go to kindergarten or school and communicate with peers and adults? In this article, we would like to focus on the main reasons why a girl or boy involuntarily screams.

Causes of screaming in young children, why does the child scream a lot?

A child can scream at different ages. And at different ages, the reasons are different. Moms and dads notice moments in life when their newborn baby at 1 month of age wakes up, wriggles out, screams very loudly in their arms, or screams during the day, at night, during feeding cries, screams wildly. Why does this happen and how do you stop babies screaming?

1. Physiological screaming, in which the baby expands his or her lungs.

2. The baby is hungry and wants to eat, to suck on Mommy’s tit.

3. The baby wants to drink water.

4. Baby is colicky and has tummy aches after formula.

5. Improper grasping of the mother’s breast nipple during breastfeeding.

6. Increased gas in the intestines (baby farts).

7. Intestinal dysbacteriosis.

8. Baby is wet, has peed or pooped on a diaper.

10. Teething.

11 Little attention to the baby.

12. Crying during the act of defecation and the act of urination.

13. Nanny or grandmother dropped the baby on the floor and did not say anything to parents about it (look for bruises and bruises on the baby’s body).

14. Overheating of the body.

Causes of crying out in preschoolers and schoolchildren

Between the ages of 1 and 3, a baby may scream when imitating adults, to attract attention or blackmail, with somatic or infectious diseases, psychological trauma, a transition age crisis, improper parenting and problems in the family. A common reason why children involuntarily shout words is a formidable disease called Tourette’s syndrome.

Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome, or convulsive tics, or Gilles de La Tourette’s disease is characterized by tic-like movements and audible tics. How does Tourette’s syndrome manifest itself and what are the symptoms and signs of this diagnosis? The first symptoms appear between the ages of 3 and 17. Eye tics, cheek tics, and facial muscles appear more often. Later, generalized tics of the arms, neck, legs, trunk may join. These motor or motor tics can be accompanied by vocal or auditory tics for months or years. After some time, the motor tics are overlaid by auditory tics. The child begins to make involuntary sounds: he/she begins to grunt, shout sounds, syllables, cluck, squawk, grunt. The volume of the sounds grows over time. And the child begins to involuntarily call out words – at home, on the street, in school, when studying and doing homework, in the morning, during the day and before bedtime. And if a boy or a girl shouts obscene words, then it is already very difficult to study in a regular school, because it is impossible for the teacher to teach the lesson. The child screams foul language wildly. For ethical reasons, we cannot give examples of swear words in this article, but in our many years of practice, we have met young patients with whom unprepared adults unfamiliar with Tourette syndrome, figuratively speaking, “go ear to ear. The father and mother are terrified, and all the symptoms escalate. The screams become frequent and very loud. People around the child think it’s an uncaring child, but it’s a child suffering from Tourette’s syndrome who is swearing. Coprolalia is characterized by shouting swear words and curse words. How to deal with Tourette’s syndrome? How to treat Gilles de la Tourette’s disease? How do I calm a screaming baby? Unfortunately, it is impossible to calm a screaming child with Tourette’s disease because the child cannot control himself or herself and the screaming is involuntary. If this is the case, then Tourette’s syndrome needs to be treated.

Tourette syndrome treatment in Saratov

Sarclinic has been treating Tourette’s syndrome in children and adolescents, as well as adults in Saratov for many years. The disease is very severe, comprehensive therapy in many, but unfortunately not all cases, helps to reduce the symptoms of the syndrome, to remove generalized tics and vocalizations. If your child involuntarily yells out sounds and words, you should definitely consult a doctor. If your boy screams in kindergarten or school, you need the help of a specialist. The sooner treatment begins, the better the chances of restoring your child’s health.

Text: ® SARCLINIC | Sarclinic.com | Sarclinic.ru Photo: © vasilisa_k / Fotobank Fotogenica / photogenica.ru The people pictured are models, do not suffer from the diseases described and/or all coincidences are excluded.

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