When you have limited experience with babies everything about your baby seems unfamiliar, it is hard to have confidence to know what is normal and what is not. Besides this, healthy babies can cry for a couple of hours each day. In fact newborns can cry for no apparent reason for up to 3 hours a day … and the crying increases until your baby reaches up to 6 weeks of age! Crying does not tell you as much in the first weeks as it will when your baby is older.
At any stage you are worried about your baby please call your Paediatrician, G.P or after hours call 13HEALTH or present to your nearest emergency department. The most common signs of illness in a baby are: they stop feeding well, they do have any wet nappies and/or are hot or cold to touch. To prevent your baby becoming very ill, you and your family need to recognise the newborn danger signs and respond appropriately. If in doubt – always seek help!
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