The Period of PURPLE Crying: A New Way to Understand Your Baby’s Crying
Sometimes healthy babies can cry for hours at a time and can’t be soothed. It’s called the Period of PURPLE Crying and it’s common in the first five months of life. The good news is it will end. No matter how long a baby cries, never use shaking to stop crying. This can cause serious and permanent injury. The characteristics of this time of increased crying can be explained by the acronym PURPLE, described below.
The Letters in PURPLE stand for:
P- Peak of crying- Your baby may cry more each week, but most in month 2, then less in months 3-5.
U- Unexpected- Crying can come and go and you don't know why
R- Resists Soothing- Your baby may not stop crying no matter what you try
P- Pain-Like Face- A crying baby may look like they are in pain, even when they are not
L- Long Lasting- Crying ...