Babies cry a lot, especially in the first 2 months. Crying lets others know when they are hungry, wet, tired, too warm, too cold, lonely, or in pain. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why babies cry, how to identify your baby's cry, how to console your baby, and much more.
How to Take Control of Stress
WebMD offers strategies for managing stress.
Gas in Babies
Learn how you can prevent excessive gas buildup in your baby with these tips on burping.
Why Babies Get Upset During Bowel Movements
Why some babies grunt and groan while pooping.
What’s the Treatment for Croup?
Croup is a condition that can affect young kids. If your child has a mild case, it can be treated at home. Learn how to treat the symptoms of croup and when you should call a doctor instead.
Soothing Your Crying Baby
There are many reasons why a baby might cry and numerous ways to sooth them.
Bottle Feeding & Formula: Expert Q & A
From how to hold the bottle to how much to feed, new parents havemany questions about feeding. Here are some answers.
Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?
Do you worry too much? Here's how stress in parents can cause stress and worry in baby. Learn how to calm yourself and help your baby stay calm, too.
When a Disease Causes Baby's Colic
For many parents, colic remains a bothersome, mysterious condition that only time and a lot of patience can cure. But sometimes colic isn't a mystery. For some inconsolable infants, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be to blame for the screaming, the sleeplessness and the pain.
Baby Crying Causes
All parents want to know why their babies cry -- and how best to respond. Harvey Karp, MD, offers guidance on what to watch for -- and when to get help.
Caring for a Crying Baby
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about strategies for soothing a crying baby.
Soothing a Crying Baby
Harvey Karp, MD, author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, describes a combination of techniques he calls the "5 S’s" to help calm crying babies.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Help Baby Nap Better
Learn how to get your baby napping on a schedule so he gets the sleep he needs. See what's normal and find tricks for helping baby fall asleep.
Slideshow: 10 Tips to Get Your Baby to Stop Crying
Learn top parenting tricks for calming crying, colicky, and fussy newborns and babies from this slideshow.
Slideshow: Baby Feeding Problems
Baby won't eat? From teething to pickiness, see what could be causing your baby's feeding problems. Learn what's normal, how to cope, and when to seek help.