Sleeping and Crying "Habits" of Newborn Babies

Last night your brand new baby didn't even want to wake up to eat. Now, tonight, she won't stop crying. Is something wrong? Notice that the word "habit" is in quotation marks in the title of this page. That is because brand new babies don't have any habits yet. During the first weeks, new babies can exhaust their parents because they are so unpredictable.

Here is a list of sleeping and crying answers that may help you understand what is going on with your new baby:


Thanks to Janelle Aby MD, Stanford School Of Medicine, Newborn Nursery, and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital for the use of occasional photographs.