In order to understand why your baby is crying, and how you can provide comfort, bear in mind what upsets baby and what comforts her changes as she develops. A new baby may cry when she's undressed for a bath; a one year old may cry when you leave the room...
As your child finds her place within the family and society, her reasons for crying will also become increasingly complicated. The 'terrible two and threes' may see her throwing tantrums and crying for reasons, such as separation from you, that didn't seem to upset her when she was younger.
Many newborns cry quite a lot, so be prepared for it. If your baby is one of the few who doesn't cry much, think of it as a bonus.
During her first year of life, crying is the main way that your baby will communicate with you.
Your toddler's crying will be more due to emotional factors, rather than physical needs, as his personality develops.
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