Causes of Restlessness in Babies

You may expect your baby to play happily, smile and sleep soundly every day. However, this is not always the case. Unrest in babies, unfortunately, can often be the case, and there are many reasons for this situation.

Let’s see, what are the causes of restlessness in babies and what should be done for restless babies? We told you!

Colic (Crying for no reason)

Colic, which comes out with intense crying attacks, gas and extreme restlessness, is a problem that is not fully known and creates really distressing situations. Babies with colic may suddenly have crying attacks, it may be very difficult to calm down, their bodies may be very tense, and these attacks can last 2-3 hours. It can also occur as evening restlessness in babies.

It is very possible for you to get nervous in these moments of crisis. However, the mother’s discomfort is passed on to the baby. Therefore, when your baby has a colic attack, you should calm down and encourage him with a soft tone of voice. You should also get away from a gas-producing diet and establish a relaxing sleep routine.

growth spurt

Your baby’s growth rate is faster at certain times. During these periods, he grows faster, gains more weight, and his mental development is faster. In these growth attacks that occur in the 2nd, 3rd, 6th weeks and 3rd to 6th months, the sleep patterns of the babies are disturbed, they may whine, they may want to suckle more or be on the lap. As long as you listen to your baby’s wishes, you can overcome these attacks with the least damage.

teething period

Teething is a difficult process. In this process, your baby’s chemistry starts to change almost 1-2 months ago. Gums itchy, constantly wanting to put his hand or different objects in his mouth, the increase in saliva is very high. Due to such situations, the baby’s sleep may be interrupted, fever may occur, and intestinal problems such as diarrhea may occur. These provide every opportunity for the baby to be restless. This can make a 5 month old baby restless.


Nappy rash, which is one of the most common skin problems in babies; It is manifested by itchy, red, burning rashes and is mostly seen in the gland area. Since this area has to be closed all the time, it may be difficult for the rash to disappear. This causes the baby to become restless and hurt.

In fact, it is very easy to prevent diaper rash. Airing the diaper area, using anti-nappy creams, and not cleaning with chemical-containing products can prevent diaper rash.

gas pain

A gassy baby is always restless. A restless baby due to gas has a bloated tummy, cries by pulling his legs to his tummy. It can be difficult to burp the baby because there is a lot of accumulation. This, of course, will cause unrest.

It is very important for the mother to pay attention to her own nutrition if she is breastfeeding in order to prevent gas compression. Consuming gas-producing foods causes gas in the mother, and this is passed to the baby through milk. Therefore, it is important to consume foods that do not cause gas.


Inguinal or umbilical hernias are common in infants. The most important reason for this is that the baby suddenly cries and a hernia occurs between the weak muscles. They are swellings that appear in the groin or belly button, especially during crying. It is more prominent especially in the groin, it looks like a ping pong ball.

This problem should be resolved as soon as it is noticed, because in the future, hernias can compress and suffocate.

various diseases

Infections, thrush, colds and many other illnesses can make your baby restless and they can be confused with each other. That’s why you should examine your baby’s signs well and consult your doctor immediately if you have detected a disease.

everyday problems

  • to be hungry,
  • dirty gold,
  • coming to sleep,
  • The temperature or coldness of the environment,
  • Many reasons, such as wanting love, can cause the baby to become restless. These will appear in time with signs you may notice, don’t worry.
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