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Crying Logs

by Maxine
Posted June 21 2011 02:05pm
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The sound of your baby's cry can really tug at your heart. Sometimes it seems like all your baby does is cry! But the question is, is your baby crying too much? How can you tell?

Keep track of the total amount of your baby's crying in a 24-hour period in your crying log. This may help you figure out when your baby is most likely to cry, how much he cries, how hard he cries and what seems to trigger his crying.

Below, we have provided a crying log for you to use. Print as many copies as you need.

If you use a crying log, try to keep track of your baby's crying for a minimum of 3 days in a row; a week would be even better, especially if you are seeking outside help. This log will help you and your baby's doctor identify patterns, if any exist. Some babies are triggered by weekend changes to their schedule, others by a strange babysitter. The longer you keep the log, the more likely you are to notice a pattern. Many parents with highly fussy babies keep the log as a regular part of their parenting. For these families, just as their baby seems more settled at one point, something changes and sets off a new round of increased crying. The log helps them figure out what is happening.

   Download the Crying Log (PDF)




Do you keep a crying log? Were you able to identify patterns in your baby's crying? Share your experiences below by leaving a comment

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