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I have been thinking about this lately. I have been blessed with a very calm "easy" baby. He has cried maybe twice, once when he was born (ofcourse) and once when I kissed him so hard on his little cutie mouth that he pouted and started to cry but that lasted a second.<br>
Everytime people ask me this, and I tell them how my ds never cries, they either 1)don't believe me or 2)believe me and think it's weird, my first thought was "Do babies really cry when their needs are all met?" My dd cried more but I just thought it was because she was my first and I had much less experience and maybe I wasn't sensitive enough to know her needs. or maybe babies do cry "just because" sometimes and I happen to have a baby that doesn't. I don't know if I am explaining myself well... if not let me know<br><br>
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My sweet 3rd never cries. Goes whole days without crying.<br><br>
It's GLORIOUS!!!!<br><br>
Especially after having my 2nd who cried for 15 months. Not exaggerating. Didn't sleep more than 3 hours at night until 2 months ago.<br><br>
It's marvelous having a baby who's pleasant.<br><br>
Love it!
 

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Of course they do. Babies sometimes cry for more reasons than not having their needs met, for example; because of frustration with their own inability to do things for themselves.
 

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Everyone comments on the fact that DD doesn't cry. She complains, mind you, and lets us know when she's not happy. She sort of growls like a little bear. But full out, tears and wails, crying - maybe twice since she was a tiny babe (and one of those times was when another toddler hit her in the face). She doesn't even cry when she's hungry or has a dirty dipe. She's very laid back. I have no idea where she gets that from...certainly not me!<br><br>
I've just learned to read her moods without the tears. She still gets upset...we just have to figure out how she's expressing it!
 

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My ds fusses when he is getting tired. As far as full blown hysterics, it has happened a few times, especially in the beginning when I was learning to read his cues. He will sometimes cry even when all of his needs are met because he is frustrated with his inability to move himself across the room to an object he has taken an interest in. I have a feeling pretty soon he will be crawling all over the place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm another one of the lucky mommies who has a happy care-free baby. It's so nice. Taryn sort of yells and grunts if she really wants something, but she only cries if she's really in pain. Although the other day I turned on Car Talk on NPR and she cried until I changed the station!!<br><br>
Even when she's over tired and hungry and we're rushing around the grocery store, she's content to just look around at all the food and play with her toys in the cart! When she's ready for bed, I just tell her it's time to go to sleep and she plays quietly until she dozes off. (98% of the time)<br><br>
I feel like people don't believe me either. I admit I tend to brag about what an easy kid she is, but I can almost hear people thinking "Of course she cries! Every baby cries! You're just in denial!" lol
 

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My sweet little Jesse rarely cries. :binky He'll get fussy at bedtime. And sometimes he cries cause he's frustrated or needs a bit more attention. But, as soon as he gets the help he needs, he's happy again. He's the smilest, happiest baby I've ever seen. We're so blessed!<br>
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slightly OT, but I'm curious how many of you who have "non-crying" babies went past your due dates? I'm working on a theory. All the post-date babes I know are clam and don't cry as much compared to the early birds and the right-ons.<br>
My dd was born 3 days past her official date and really didn't cry that much, unless it for something very specific. Ds was born 2 days "early" and he definately cries more than she did, but nowhere near as much as my niece who was 2 weeks early. My nephew was born at 42 weeks and hardly ever cries. This seems to be a pattern in different groups I'm in as well.
 

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My first two really never cried and were always happy. Hannah has thrown me for a loop thats for sure. She has been a grump for most of her life. She had horrible colic the first 3 months, I mean she screamed and cried about 90% of the time, and slept 10% of the day, if she was awake she was screaming, period. We did everything we could, nothing helped, so we just held her and walked as she screamed for hours on end. At 3 months she stopped screaming all the time, but continued to be grumpy. Sure she smiles and laughs but I would say she is grumpy about 40% of the time now at almost 11 months. She has gotten considerably better now that she is crawling, but still she is grumpy a lot. We are very attentive to her needs, dont let her cry, and are always comforting her. I guess its just her personality.<br><br>
I will be happy when she isnt such a grump anymore though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">slightly OT, but I'm curious how many of you who have "non-crying" babies went past your due dates? I'm working on a theory. All the post-date babes I know are clam and don't cry as much compared to the early birds and the right-ons.<br>
My dd was born 3 days past her official date and really didn't cry that much, unless it for something very specific. Ds was born 2 days "early" and he definately cries more than she did, but nowhere near as much as my niece who was 2 weeks early. My nephew was born at 42 weeks and hardly ever cries. This seems to be a pattern in different groups I'm in as well.</div>
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My son was born at 37 weeks 2 days. maybe he's the exception to the rule?
 

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Chloe NEVER cries!! I really mean that... She didn't utter a sound in my house for the first 14 days of her life! The Dr. would ask me how i knew when she woke up in the night to nurse, and I'd tell him because she'd get the hiccups!! Funny, but true! She's 8 months old now and I could count on one hand the times she's really cried. She does whine once in a while when she's tired, but if i put her in her crib she just grabs her blanket and rolls over and goes to sleep.<br><br>
AJ wasn't much of a crier either, but co-slept with us (still does) and started crying at 6 months (litterally that day!) and hasn't stopped since (he's 3 1/2 yrs now)!! But he's very spirited, Chloe's very laid back.<br><br>
Funny, my mom said the other day, "do you ever get concerned that she doesn't show any emotion?" I said, well, she laughs and talks and smiles... she is just happy all the time!
 

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Atticus was born the day before his due date--hardly ever cries.<br><br>
Asher was born one day after his due date--cried all the time.<br><br>
Weird, huh? They also look NOTHING alike. Blonde and blue for one, and red and green for the other.
 

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Ainsley was born nine days past her due date.<br><br>
My mother often gives me the whole, "Babies NEED to cry" spiel. Oh, puhleez.
 

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My DD only cries now when she needs something. When she was 1-3 months she cried in the evenings for about 2 hours. It was a real bad cry just a fussy cry and we just walked with her. She is pretty easy going.
 
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