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.
Understanding Colic -- the Basics
Find out the basics about colic, including possible causes, how old babies are when colic starts, and at what age the symptoms of colic go away.
How to Soothe and Comfort a Crying Baby: Swaddling and Other Remedies
From age-old home remedies to the 5 S's, here's advice on how to soothe your crying baby.
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.
What Are Febrile (Fever) Seizures?
It’s hard to watch your child have a seizure. But, when it happens along with a fever it’s usually not dangerous. Learn about febrile seizures and what to do to help your child.
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.
Should You Give Your Baby a Pacifier?
Should you offer a pacifier to a fussy, crying baby? Using a baby pacifier can be a source of intense debate. Understand the pros and cons of using a pacifier.
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.
What to Do When Your Baby Has Gas
How to prevent and treat infant gas and its symptoms: baby burping, flatulence, and crying.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.