Having a new baby in the house can be a beautiful disaster. Although becoming a new parent can be one of the best feelings out there, getting acclimated to a continuously crying baby can be nerve wracking. As my sister often tells me, one of the toughest things about parenting is pinpointing exactly why your baby cries every time and, usually, it just ends up becoming a guessing game. Although this may definitely be true, the endless crying from your baby could be one of the signs your baby needs to nap more.
One thing I've learned from being a new aunt is that many of the negative reactions from a baby can be attributed to lack of sleep. Sure, a need for food or attention can be the cause. But most of the time, a baby's tears and screams are their way of saying they little more time to rest their growing bodies. Even if they've taken a few naps already, it's important to notice when it may be time to have another.
So, if you've been experiencing a cranky baby lately or are just not sure that your little one is getting enough sleep, these seven signs can be a way for you to figure it out.