C is for Cry

Hello! Welcome to my seventh attempt at the April AtoZ blogging challenge. My theme this year is Experiences of a first time grandmother! Some sweet some not so sweet moments and learnings! My posts are totally based on what I felt (may even border on rants)and are not meant to be a guide.

Babies sleep, feed, play and cry! 
Its a most natural thing. My husband says crying is one of their ways of communicating with Mom.. maybe its something they don’t like, or they are hurting somewhere etc.. Its for adults to decipher what our baby is telling us and act accordingly.

In the initial week, I being the Grandma was expected to ‘know’ reason for crying and the solution.. Hungry kya? Wet kya? or Colic kya??

So burp the baby.. that’s easier said than done. We had been shown  different positions to encourage the baby to burp. All these images make the task look so simple, but trust me, its not easy.. 
While its considered bad manners for an adult to burp, that’s the best sound you want to hear from an infant!! 

Bath time is another situation when babies cry.. The trick is to have water at the correct temperature. In the absence of a thermometer, I simply dipped my elbow in the water and adjusted it till it was comfortable. Usually it worked!

What did you do when baby cried? 
I am sure my post will cause a Deja vu to some of you, especially if you have hosted a new born. I would love to hear from you!

Here are links to my previous AtoZ attempts
2013 Random topics
2014 Exercising For Fitness
2015 Gardens of Pune
2016 Herbs
2018 Contemporary A to Z
2019 Caring for the Caregiver

See you tomorrow folks!

Disclaimer: My posts do mention some products or service providers but these are not sponsored and not meant to be an advertisement. All posts from a maternal grandma’s point of view!! 

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