While raising a newborn, it is common to come across a situation where your baby is fussy at night. Also, don’t get surprised if you find your baby fussy while sleeping or early in the evening as well. This fuss during the early evening or night-time can turn out to be a nightmare. I am sure that most of you already agree with this point. At times, it tends to get out of control and can really make you nervous, stressed and confused. You are not the lonely bird landing in such a situation. It’s common amongst newborns. It becomes more challenging when as new parents you don’t have any idea about its manifestation, extent, and management.
Your baby at the night goes wah, wah, wah and Mommypure comes to shh, shh, shh. Hey you all lovely parents, Relax! As you keep wondering about the resolutions, we are back with our new blog to let go of all those woes related to a fussy baby.
Ok, we go step by step
Reasons – firstly, have a look at the reasons for this evening’s fussiness.
Crying for more than 3 hours, more than 3 days, and for more than 3 weeks can be termed as pain in the tummy (colic). The crying is intense and reflects pain, the face turns red and your baby’s body may become tense associated with the pulling of legs and fist clenching.
The baby may swallow some air while feeding and this can put stress on their delicate stomach making them uncomfortable.
Compromised milk supply
The feeding session gets affected at night in terms of the volume which makes the baby struggle for the required quota and eventually leads to fussiness at night. Also, as the baby grows the demand increases. So, your honeybees may start sudden bouts of crying that settle down typically after being fed.
Put your munchkins on the bed when they look tired or sleepy. Engaging them in play or any disturbing surroundings may leave them overtired and it will be difficult for them to settle down.
Your bumblebee had a different environment in your womb. The nervous system is still in the developmental stage. Any external stimuli like light or noise around can make them sensitive and result in sudden crying.
Duration- So, how long will this continue?
Well, the fussy baby episodes start at the age of 2 – 3 weeks and usually end by the age of 3-4 months. However, it can vary in all babies.
Handling- Now let us tell you about the management stuff
While it’s not easy to calm down a fussy baby it’s not impossible either. There are certain steps or tricks that can help ease your job.
Make it comfortable
The first most important step is to create a cozy environment. No lights, No sound, Good sleepwear, Regulated room temperature, Cozy beddings or swings.
Cuddle your honey bee in your arms, walk around and pat on their back gently. It will soothe and calm their minds and help them sleep restfully. You can even swaddle just before its time to sleep.
Never leave them alone
Your cap-cake may get uncomfortable if left alone for long hours. Make your presence felt by talking to them even while you are busy with your household chores.
Throw your love
A better way to relax your cute ones is by giving a gentle body massage with our Mommypure Soft As A Cloud Baby Lotion. It’s very effective. To love (you) and being loved (baby) is such a wonderful blessing.
Your simple humming, some relaxing music, or white noise can be helpful in making your baby sleep.
It helps some babies sleep well at night. So lukewarm water bath in the evening with Mommypure Oh So Blissful! Baby Body Wash during the evening can make them feel fresh. The soothing fragrance of Oh So Blissful! Baby Body Wash can calm their minds for a good night’s sleep. You can even opt for tepid sponging after Mommypure Soft As A Cloud Baby Lotion massage. You can consider swaddling your baby to enhance further relaxation
All that’s related to Nursing
Sometimes your milk flow can be less and this will make them cry. Just try changing the sides concurrently ensuring that your sweat pie is in a comfortable position
Hold the baby in an erect position for some burping post feed. Take a note of your diet. Some food may be a triggering factor in inducing gas or giving colic. The same applies to formula feeds. It can induce lactose intolerance, allergies, and discomfort. Consult your pediatrician in that case. The bottle nipples should be checked and adjusted to prevent air swallowing.
Time for exercise
Bicycle their legs to help relieve the gas and clear the bowels.
Some factors that need attention could be soiled diaper, tight swaddle, over-feeding, fever, blocked nose, diaper rash, mouth ulcers, ear pain, etc
As new parents, you always wish your baby to be cheerful, smiling, and happy. Crying can be a way of calling your attention, at times, to seek your love or sometimes for relieving their discomfort.
Stay Calm to Calm Your Cupcake. You are the one to handle your baby, your baby can’t handle You.
So, keep this blog article, “Why do babies’ fuss at night?” handy in case you want to refresh on the tips & tricks.