My youngest child only cried about six or seven times in his first six months of life. I had had such a different experience with his older sister that I genuinely thought something was wrong with him. Fortunately, or unfortunately, his second six months were way less chill. He was sick and needed a few medical procedures, he started teething, and he decided he was going to reject breastfeeding. I had to come to terms with the fact that there are many situations and people that will definitely make your baby cry.
From the moment they join us outside the womb, babies have it pretty hard. They were so warm, cozy, and safe before they pushed into the world, and now they are faced with the harsh reality of bright lights, cold air, having to eat, wet diapers, rashes, and wanting desperately to sleep.
They have no way to communicate with us other than crying.
"Mommy, come get me."
All the aforementioned feelings are essentially communicated via a cry, and nothing but a cry. Then, of course, sometimes babies cry for seemingly no reason at all.
Eventually, us parents become pretty good baby translators and have a list of things that generally work to sooth our little ones and dry their tears. For my babies, swaying with them in my arms or a baby carrier and singing seemed to do the trick. My daughter's favorite song was Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and my son's favorite was Let It Snow (make it stop!). Years later, I sometimes find myself swaying the same way and humming those songs when I'm feeling sad.
Whatever works for your baby, there are bound to be people who will definitely make your baby cry. Here's a few who made mine cry.