Easily fixed – feeding time!
Give baby's bottom a quick check or sniff to rule out a needed nappy change. Also check to see if they have a rash that needs tending to.
Generally, if your baby is crying because of a gassy pain, they’ll also be squirming or pulling their knees up to their little tummy. Try burping him or her over your shoulder or gently massaging his or her tummy. Moving baby’s little legs in a slow bicycle motion while they’re lying down can also help.
Babies find sucking very soothing so try offering a dummy or help him or her to find their own little thumb or fist. You might want to try slipping your own very clean pinkie finger into your baby's mouth too as this can work wonders.
Sometimes there's nothing wrong and your baby just wants to be held and comforted. Mums also need a cuddle too, so enjoy every moment of it.
Check that baby’s arms and legs aren't caught up in his or her wrap or that they're not lying on anything uncomfortable. Check that baby is not too hot or cold. As a general rule, your baby should have as many layers of clothing as you plus one extra layer - usually a singlet. It's also a good idea for baby to have socks and a hat on if you’re planning a trip outdoors.
If your baby is crying persistently, you should get medical advice. Take baby’s temperature and do a complete check of their little body for any signs of a problem.