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.
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.
Gas in Babies
Learn how you can prevent excessive gas buildup in your baby with these tips on burping.
Grief and Depression
Grief and depression is normal when experiencing a loss. Here are signs it may be time to talk to a doctor.
There is no doubt that your baby will survive colic -- but will you? Here's our parents' guide to making it through this trying time.
Baby's Got Colic and You Can't Cope
Colic typically disappears by age 3 months or 4 months, but unfortunately, there's no tried-and-true remedy for the problem.
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.
Soothing Your Crying Baby
There are many reasons why a baby might cry and numerous ways to sooth them.
Caring for a Crying Baby
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about strategies for soothing a crying baby.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Slideshow: Baby Feeding Problems