Is it normal for my baby to cry a lot?

Babies cry! When they’re not sleeping, eating, or pooping, they’re crying! They cry when they are hungry, wet, cold, hurt, or for no apparent reason at all. If it seems like hours every day, you may be right. On average, newborns cry up to 2 hours a day, and over the first few months they may cry even more. As you get to know your baby better, you may learn to distinguish her cries and what they mean. Once a baby has been fed, burped, changed, and checked to make sure nothing is hurting her, it’s generally OK to let her cry for a little while. It may just be her way of blowing off steam, so give her the chance to just let it all out.
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