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Crying as a Baby May Lead to Lifetime of Behavioral Problems

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Parents should help babies learn to soothe themselves. Credit: Getty Images Singing "hush little baby, don't you cry" isn't just a sweet way to soothe a cranky newborn. It's a skill you...
Babies who wake and cry in the night may develop behavioral problems as they grow.

Do Alternative Cures for Colic Really Work?

There is no straightforward cure for colic. Credit: Getty Images A new survey of scientific research confirms what doctors have been telling sleep-deprived, stressed-out parents about alternative treatments for colicky babies: There's...A new survey of scientific research confirms what doctors have been telling sleep-deprived, stressed-out parents about alternative treatments for colicky babies: There's just no straightforward cure for colic.

Japanese Babies Compete in Crying Sumo Contest

Wail to win! Credit: Toru Yamanaka, AFP / Getty Images
Sometimes being a cry baby is a good thing. At the annual Naki Sumo (crying baby contest) in Japan, Sumo wrestlers and high priests encourage babies to a hysterical state of screaming and...

10 Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

What to do when your baby cries? Relax. Credit: Pig Sty Avenue, Flickr
Like it or not, crying is a major form of communication for babies. "Babies cry hours and hours a day," says Amy Guiot, a clinical instructor of pediatrics at Cincinnati...

Japan's crying baby contest

I have spent entire years of my life trying to keep babies smiley and happy, but sumo wrestlers in Tokyo hold a yearly contest to make babies cry. During "crying sumo," a pair of babies is held up in the air by amateur sumo wrestlers until one...

Changes in baby crying sounds over time

Potentially rich in information, the baby's cry has motivated a number of lines of research over the years. Although most of these studies have generated knowledge about the baby's cry, they focused mainly on the neonatal period. The few longitudinal...

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