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Questions tagged [crying]

Many people have questions about what amount of crying is normal, what is excessive, how to influence the frequency, or how to respond to a crying child.

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What to do about my 2-year-old crying and screaming at daycare?

My daughter is 2 years old and in daycare where I work. She started there when she was 13 months old. It took her about a week to adjust to that room which was to be expected. I have worked in daycare ...
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My 2-year-old son is crying at midnight and keeps crying every five minutes till early morning

For the past three days my 2-year-old boy keeps crying at midnight till early morning 6 or 7 am every five minutes and not opening his eyes. We were really worried what could be the reason. He keeps ...
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How to make my oversensitive 4-year-old stop crying so he won't be targeted by bullies later?

My 4-year-old son is very sensitive and cries for anything. For example, when visiting one of his cousins, he would say it's time for my son to go home and my son would start crying. There are a lot ...
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What to do with a 20 month (1.5 years) old baby who wants her mother to hold her all the time?

My wife is now pregnant with a second baby, this I think makes my first baby (20 months old) very jealous. As a result the first baby would want her mom to hold her all the time. If her mom refuses, ...
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Sleeping Less with Merlín Magic suit?

My almost 10 week old is not yet on a schedule though I’d like to be (first baby). We just transitioned from sleeping in the rock and play to sleeping in the pack and play to try to get to a flat ...
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How to react when a child cried due to interaction with other children?

When in a public library, another child who was older than my daughter came to and took a book from my daughter's hands, then my daughter started crying. My daughter is 15 months old, cannot fully ...
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What to do with tantrums if screaming it out is not possible?

Our daughter is a bit above 3 years old and she's having tantrums multiple times a day, whenever she doesn't get what she wants. Lots of screaming and shouting. We as parents understand that this is ...
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What to do about my toddler's fixation on the smell of her mother’s hair?

I would like to help my 2-year-old daughter sleep without smelling and pulling my wife's hair. Every night, my wife gets nervous and headaches, as our daughter pulls her hair for at least 30 minutes. ...
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How to deal with an 11-month-old child crying during/after eating?

My 11-month-old son has so far always been a good eater, although he has often had a habit of crying when his milk was finished, or at the end of meals. This has generally been ok to deal with. ...
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My 2.5 year old child can only be calmed by mother

My 2.5-year-old daughter is a good educated child that hasn't many bad behaviors. Sometimes she turns out to be more the defensive type than the aggressive one, but all in normal frames. When she ...
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2-month-old baby has panic attacks

Since about 10 days ago, our 2-month-old baby started to have some sort of panic attack in the evening. After his evening feed (6pm), he will initially fall asleep or relax, but after a while suddenly ...
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What to do with a crying 1-year-old

My little girl just turned 13 months. She cries all the time with me (mother). I'm at home with her all the time. They only thing I can do to settle her is giving her food. I know this is a bad habit ...
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How to make our 3-year-old stop crying when we want to leave the house with him?

My three-year-old cries when he goes to daycare, but now he cries when we go anywhere, to church or wal-mart. I know he is dealing with separation anxiety because he spent his first three years at ...
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Baby crying till breathless

Some time babies use to cry till breathless. And it take few seconds to start inhale. Seems this activity panicking. Is it natural or do we need to take any action if it go for few seconds?
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Baby suddenly cries a lot at 3 months

My 3.5 months old baby suddenly cries very hard. A little bit of background: The baby is currently 3.5 months old Her fussy hour started at 1 month and tapered down when 2 months old In the past ...
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Toddler crying at lunch during school

Background Our girl, 19 months old, goes to day care 3 days a week. She has started becoming fussy about eating most things (as toddlers do). My wife and I have been feeding her some more simple ...
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How can I get my toddler(s) to stop (fake) crying

Seems like it might be a common question, so if it is I apologize, but here we go. I am trying to come up with a way to stop my two toddler boys (2 and 3 years old) from "fake" crying. I understand ...
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My almost 3yr is crying for just about nothing

My son will be 3 yr old soon and it's been a turmoil. I feel emotionally overwhelmed by his crying out of the blue, when he doesn't want anything he's crying, breakfast time, lunch ... And he's not ...
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My child starts crying in the middle of night

When our 15-month-old child goes to sleep without playing enough or when she sleeps after crying, she cries in the middle of the night. I don't know if the mentioned cause are probable to be exact or ...
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My newborn does not want to sleep at night

My 10-day-old daughter is having big problems with sleeping on early evening and night. Whenever she get put down in her bassinet after getting fed she starts crying. Sometimes she needs to be changed....
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Is it okay for a parent to cry in front of their children? [duplicate]

If it's okay for a parent to cry in fron of their children, when and in what circumstances will it not affect their children in a negative way?
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Should we always cuddle a toddler when it cries? [duplicate]

Whenever our 3-month old baby cries, as soon as we cuddle her, she will stop crying. My worry is: She will develop a habit out of this and grow too dependent on us cuddling her. Should we leave ...
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Forcing my sister/child to do any activities outside from school. How to approach a child differently in order to get their interest?

My mom and I are having a lot of struggle with my little sister. She is 12 years old and all of her life we have had a lot of trouble to try and get her into any activity at all. Currently she is in ...
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When a baby cries, should we speak to it?

My baby girl is 30 days old; she can not talk or comprehend language yet. When she cries, does it help to comfort her by talking to her? Or might our voices irritate her even more? Update: I ...
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Why aren't pacifiers used to stop infants from crying in airplanes?

(This question has probably been answered already, but I couldn't find it via search, so feel free to mark as duplicate.) WebMD says that Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying ...
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How to handle day care provider that tells baby to stop crying?

I went to pick up my 5-month-old son at day care today. He attends a small day care center with a separate infant room. When I arrived, I heard one of the babies crying; she was lying on the floor. ...
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Toddler cries when leaving friends

My son is 3 and generally behaves well. Sometimes he will make a fuss when he wants something we wouldn't give him but nothing exaggerated. However he always cries when leaving nursery or a friend's ...
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What's the best way to deal with a toddler who cries/paddies when she doesn't get her own way?

I have non-identical twin girls, 22 months old. One of them will cry when she doesn't get her own way and she'll do it fairly quickly even if she is in a good mood. For example, if she wants a ...
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Why does this special tune makes my 2.5 year old daughter sad?

A few weeks ago my daughter saw a turtle toy being used by some other kid in kindergarten. She asked us to buy her one too and so just before Christmas, we bought one. This is the kind of turtle toy ...
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How much crying/tantrum is normal for a 2-year-old starting daycare?

My child had a rough start to daycare a couple of months ago, where he vomited for the first few days and seemed like he would never settle. He eventually started staying for half a day, though he ...
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My parents are the reason I'm crying myself to sleep. [closed]

I don't know why I'm writing this I guess I just want to vent out and get some advice. So ever since I was about 8 or 9 my parents pressure me to get good grades and get into a good high school. And ...
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Why does my baby cry when I hold her while sitting down?

It drives me crazy. Usually when I hold her in my arms, everything goes well if I am standing up and walking around in the house. However, when I sit down (because at some point I get tired), after a ...
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What to do about my 2-year-old crying out loud at the noise made from a toy and is it too early to teach him to be independent?

I have a son who is 2 years and 4 months old, and a 4-month-old infant. It came to our attention that the toddler was scared of the sound from a toy, such as an electronic toy car beeping or flashing ...
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Settling in toddler in daycare

We've just started daycare for our 2 year old toddler, and on the first day of settling in, he cried so bitterly that he made himself sick (puked) and we were advised to take him home. And on the ...
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21-month-old crying for hours starting at the daycare door

My question is similar to a previous one in that my 21-month-old boy cries miserably at the door of his daycare room every morning. The difference is that the crying continues all morning—at least ...
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Newborn handstand pose

Just few moments ago my 2.5 weeks old daughter when laid on her belly (she always liked it and even slept with hands reaching my neck) started to cry a little bit and started flexing. She stared to ...
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Son cries intensively every morning when I bring him to day care, but he ostensibly likes it there

My son (2y5m) always cries when I bring him to the day care in the morning. I thought it could be because he doesn't really like it very much there, and would rather stay some time with his dad. ...
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How to console a baby who prefers to cry alone?

I might be over worrying this issue but I have realized whenever anything say like he hurts himself- not bad just during playtime and he starts crying, instead of coming to me for comfort or ...
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20m Old Baby Is Insanely Cranky + Clingy + Not Leaving Her Mom, We Are At Our Wits End!

My first question here, and here's the situation: 20 month old baby girl. Had a bout of the rainy stomach bug 5 days ago, she was down with a bad fever for 2 days, recovered from the fever on the 3rd ...
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15 months old and above baby: sleep discipline

My 15 months old baby has started to walk and talk. Well, he says dad, mum, water, and some other words. Usually he wakes up once or twice during night, but sometimes he does 3, 4 or 5 times. In ...
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Baby fights to get out of arms, cries when I put him down

I have an 11-month-old son. Sometimes, particularly when he's very sleepy, he will fight to get out of the arms of whoever is holding him but the moment he is put down he starts screaming and crying. ...
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3 year old cries when the teacher raise her voice

My 3 year old daughter cries every time her teacher raise her voice.For instance, during art subject when the teacher saw her using red color instead black and told her "No, Jesse please use black"....
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Colic has worsened while traveling

We have a 4.5mo old and have taken her on her first "family vacation." We're on day six of a 14 day trip involving about 5hrs of airplane travel (which she handled very well) but she has has awful ...
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Tips for helping my 4-year old daughter transition classes at daycare?

We've been sending our daughters to the same daycare for a couple of years now. Our oldest just turned 4, and is 13 months ahead of her sister. A few weeks ago, our daycare moved kids "up" in a ...
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Leaving my daughter in home with her uncle

My daughter is 4+ years old. We used to take her with us wherever we went until recently when we had a doctor appointment around 10PM. We wanted her to stay home with her uncle because taking her out ...
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My 13-month-old nephew will not sleep through the night and I'm not sure what it could be!

My 13-month-old nephew has a lot of trouble settling into his sleep. His mother works an early morning shift (4:30am) that causes her to break his sleep cycle so that he can begin to be cared for by ...
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How can I get my 2.5 year old to go to sleep without me?

She used to be fine going to sleep by herself. Then around Thanksgiving, nothing changed mind you, she began refusing to sleep unless my husband or I was in the room. We have tried changing her ...
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How do I get my 7 month old niece to trust me?

I am uncle of a 7 month old girl. She seems really happy when my mother / her grandma interacts with her. But when I interact with her (try to play with her or put her on my arm), she often becomes ...
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Why do babies fight sleep and how to calm them down?

My nice of 9 months is crying to fight sleep. Why does she do that? How can one calm her down? It's absolutely silly to watch :). She sits there and everything is all right. As soon as she falls ...
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Extremely difficult 11 month old baby

I have an extremely fussy baby boy. He just turned 11 months old, while he's never been an "easy" baby, the past month he has been awful. He sleeps well and eats well, but when up all he does is cry ...