Period of Purple Crying
Frequent crying is normal for babies, but can be challenging for caregivers. The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to understand your baby’s crying.
|Peak of crying||Baby may cry more each week, with a peak in crying at 2 months old|
|Unexpected||Crying can come and go for no obvious reason|
|Resists soothing||Baby may keep crying no matter what you try|
|Pain-like face||Baby may look like they’re in pain when they aren’t|
|Long-lasting||Crying can last 5 or more hours per day|
|Evening||Baby may cry more in the afternoon and evening|
All babies go through the period of PURPLE crying. It’s normal, and it will end. Learn more.
Things to keep in mind
- Crying is natural. Lots of crying doesn’t mean something is wrong with your baby, and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent. Remember that you’re both learning during this time.
- You may find some approaches to soothing your baby work often, but nothing will work all the time.
- Caring for a crying infant is hard. Remember to care for yourself too, so you’re calm and prepared to make the best parenting decisions for your baby.