Child Safety COMMUNICATION and EMOTIONS. 4 Basic cries. Hungry cry The most DEMANDING CRY! Bored, Tired, Fussy cry Grows LOUDER and more INTENSE if ignored Pain cry Anger cry. The Abuse Formula. Everyone is a potential abuser under stress. The abuse formula:
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The most DEMANDING CRY!
Bored, Tired, Fussy cry
Grows LOUDER and more INTENSE if ignored
The abuse formula:
Child + Caregiver + Stress = ABUSE
Just because it is night does not mean the baby turns off or switches to your schedule.
Make up your mind that you are there to help the baby, not necessarily to stop the baby from crying.
Things to check:
Is the baby hungry?
Does the baby need to burp?
Is the diaper wet or dirty?
Is the baby comfortable?
Is the baby trying to release stress?
Does the baby want to be held?
Is the room too warm or too hot?
Is the light appropriate?
Is the baby ill?
Does the baby have a temperature?
Are the baby's gums red or swollen?
Are ears warm to the touch or is there drainage?
Is the baby vomiting?
Does the baby have diarrhea?
Could the baby have allergies?
Could the baby have colic?
Does the baby pull his/her legs up to the stomach and release them in a jerking motions?
If the baby is breast fed, has the mother eaten something to upset the baby (onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, high intake of dairy products)?
Is the baby eating the correct formula
is it time to introduce sold food into the baby’s diet?(plan A) What to check when an infant cries
If no coping strategy works and there is no one around to relieve you by taking the baby, put the crying baby down in its crib, close the door and go do something close by that will help relieve the stress! (Be sure to check up on the baby frequently)