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If your child cries a lot, please collect the following information before you make an initial or follow-up appointment. This information may be very helpful in reaching a correct diagnosis.



Time crying started:

Time Since Feeding/Sleeping

Minutes since last feeding:

Minutes since last sleep:

Crying Duration

How long did crying last?

What quieted your baby?

  • Options for quieting your baby: swaddling, holding, gentle movement, massage, front carrier, swing, music or white noise, turn off TV or radio, remove or add layers of clothing, change diaper, pacifier, warm bath, babysitter, feeding, putting in crib, etc.


Time when started sleeping:

Total sleep time:

Written by Barton D. Schmitt, MD, author of “My Child Is Sick”, American Academy of Pediatrics Books. Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2009-08-13
Last reviewed: 2011-06-06 This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. Pediatric Advisor 2011.4 Index
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