Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 1 month ago

Is it true that most babies tend to cry more at night than during the day?

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I don't think so, I think it's just more memorable for parents at night because they are just about delirious with exhaustion those first several months. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It really depends on the baby and it depends on the person caring for the baby being able to notice the signs of what the baby wants.  A baby that is getting what it needs and wants will usually cry less than a baby who needs something and is not getting that need taken care of.  

    So - during the day, everyone is awake and the baby is being played with and cared for.  During the day, a baby has fewer reasons to cry because someone usually notices that the baby is acting hungry or notices that the baby needs changed BEFORE the baby gets upset enough to cry about it.  

    When everyone is asleep - no one knows that the baby is awake and needs something UNTIL the baby starts to cry about it.  This would make it seem like babies cry more at night.  But really - a baby cries when their needs aren't taken care of.  They cry because they are uncomfortable - usually because of hunger or needing a diaper change.

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