Healthy babies can
CRY A LOT
FIRST FIVE MONTHS
The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to understand this crying. It explains what is normal and what you can expect when your baby cries.
The Letters in PURPLE stand for. . .
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Early increased crying is normal
It may seem like your baby cries more than other babies, But remember:
At about two weeks of age, babies may start to cry more each week
During the second month, babies usually cry more than at any other time
After two months, babies begin to cry less each week
Important action steps when the crying is frustrating. . .
1. Carry, comfort, walk and talk with your baby
When your baby is crying, try all you can to comfort him. You will be able to stop the crying sometimes, but not always.
2. If it is too frustrating, it is OK TO WALK AWAY
Put your baby in a safe place and take a few minutes to calm yourself, then go back and check on the baby.
3. NEVER SHAKE or hurt a baby