Newborns are so adorable – those tiny hands and feet, their beautiful eyes and smile… Who can deny their cuteness?
But, the reality is, there’s also the other, not so good side – all the fussing and crying. Fortunately, we can handle it and this collection of crying baby quotes will help you stay calm in those moments.
The tears and fussy behavior is one of those challenging aspects of parenthood, especially for new parents.
Sometimes, it seems like mission impossible to soothe our little baby because no matter what we do, it feels as though they’ll never stop crying.
However, we’ve got this! Babies go through different phases and crying is just one of them.
Sometimes, it’s only because they’re hungry, or they have a wet or poopy diaper but often, babies cry because they just want to be held or cuddled.
No matter what the reason, if your little boy or girl is crying, you should respond to it. They can’t speak and crying is their way of communicating with their parents.
Offer your baby a pacifier, hold them and sing to them, or rock them – do whatever you think will calm your little one down.
These crying baby quotes illustrate the importance of staying calm in a situation when your little munchkin’s tears just won’t stop.
Always remember, the first thing you should do when your baby starts crying is to calm yourself. If you become nervous, it’ll be even more difficult to calm your little one.
Crying Baby Quotes
These crying baby quotes are also great captions for your social media if you post a photo of one of your cute baby’s crying moments.
1. “Psychology researchers now claim that it is important for babies to learn how to stop crying by themselves. Fortunately, many parents still prefer to comfort their babies. If they didn’t, we might find ourselves living in a society of very solitary people, who had learned to control their distress rather than to find strength through sharing it.” – Naomi Stadlen
2. “She touched the healthy folds of skin around the baby’s neck, wrists, and thighs, the dark lines crying for life made in his forehead, and thought how people start with wrinkles and end with wrinkles, grow into their skin and then live to grow out of it again.” – Shannon Hale
3. “There is only one thing worse than a little baby who won’t stop crying: It is a big baby who won’t stop whining about it.” – Agona Apell
4. “Crying babies are like good intentions: Both should be carried out immediately!” – Brigham Young
5. “You lay your hand against his skin and just rub his back. Blow into his ear. Press that baby up against your own skin and walk outside with him, where the night air will surround him, and moonlight falls on his face. Whistle, maybe. Dance. Hum. Pray.” – Joyce Maynard on how to calm a crying baby
6. “Some of us are born with a weakness for music. As a baby, music would stop whatever thought I was having. If I was worried, it would stop me worrying; if I was crying, it would stop me crying. Music was a healing thing for me.” – Andrea Bocelli
7. “Writing a book is like rearing children – willpower has very little to do with it. If you have a little baby crying in the middle of the night, and if you depend only on willpower to get you out of bed to feed the baby, that baby will starve. You do it out of love.” – Annie Dillard
8. “‘Baby girl,’ I say. ‘I need you to remember everything I told you. Do you remember what I told you?’
She is still crying steady, but the hiccups are gone. ‘To wipe my bottom good when I’m done?’
‘No, baby, the other one. About who you are.'” – Kathryn Stockett
9. “As he took them in his arms, the crying of the babies permeated the night like a trail of blood calling out to a predator.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
10. “Having a crying baby is an inspiration to get the job done quickly.” – Emily Procter
11. “One way to make a baby cry is to expose it to the cries of other babies. There’s sort of contagiousness to the crying. It’s not just crying. We also know that if a baby sees another human in silent pain, it will distress the baby. It seems part of our very nature is to suffer at the suffering of others.” – Paul Bloom
12. “I find literature in the silence after the baby stops crying, which is unlike any other silence. It is as if the world returns after annihilation and astounds anew with its robins and spaghetti and cut grass. In that moment of abrupt calm there is no good or bad or should or shouldn’t, just gratefulness to recognize once again the distant drone of a lawnmower, the tittering gossip of the chickens as they take a wide berth around the dog.” – Sarah Menkedick
13. “It’s perfectly clear that the millions of babies, who are crying at this very moment, want unanimously to be next to a live body. Do you really think they’re all wrong? Theirs is the voice of nature. This is the clear, pure voice of nature, without intellectual interference.” – Jean Liedloff
14. “Looking back, our baby was simply doing what she needed to do, reacting to internal feelings and external sensations we couldn’t feel. We were driven right past our limits at times, our actions only contained by the knowledge that deep down we loved her. Corey threw her down onto the bed one time, her cries stopped for an instant and then intensified as she freaked right out. He left the house that night and didn’t come back for three days.
If it wasn’t for our friends taking her on long walks as often as they could I don’t think we’d have made it. One of us would be incarcerated, maybe both. Now she’s five years old and a bonnie angel; it’s as if she cried out all her anger in her infancy. She’s the kindest kid at daycare and sharp as a whip at school. Truthfully she was never an annoying baby, she was just a baby and it was us that became annoyed.” – Angela Abraham
15. “When I began singing, it was the first time I was happy in my life. As a baby, I would stop crying when I heard a great singer.” – Andrea Bocelli
16. “He was so good with the kids on the set. He just knew exactly how to handle them. The baby would cry and Vin would hold him and do all these weird sounds and the baby would stop crying. It was really cute.” – Brittany Snow
17. “A crying child thrives.” – Japanese Proverb
18. “Babies cry at birth because it is the first time they experience separation from love.” – Kamand Kojouri
19. “There is a lot of advice on baby feeding, but almost nothing on how to help crying babies.” – Harvey Karp
20. “Note: crying baby sounds the same in all languages.” – Justine Ezarik
21. “It is a grave injustice to a child or adult to insist that they stop crying. One can comfort a person who is crying which enables him to relax and makes further crying unnecessary; but to humiliate a crying child is to increase his pain, and augment his rigidity.
We stop other people from crying because we cannot stand the sounds and movements of their bodies. It threatens our own rigidity. It induces similar feelings in ourselves which we dare not express and it evokes a resonance in our own bodies which we resist.” – Alexander Lowen
22. “The quote that I liked is, ‘The moment of the baby boy is born is taught to be tough’ I really liked this quote from the book that am reading because I think it’s the same in UAE, we teach our baby boy to be strong and to get up without crying and to depend on himself.” – Steve Harvey
23. “A baby’s cry is heaven’s anguish, but their smile is heaven’s joy.” – Unknown
24. “For some reason, people say such negative things about having a baby – you won’t sleep, the stress, the crying. Nonsense. It’s a total joy so cherish every second.” – James Mullinger
25. “People say that when a baby is crying the paternal grandmother will say, “The baby is crying, you should feed her,” and the maternal grandmother will say, “Why is that baby crying so much, making her mom so tired?” – Shin Kyung-sook
26. “To strangers she is an annoying baby, to me she is the light of my life, a miracle from God and a gift. She cries like she’s in pain for so many different reasons, but I can’t lock her up in the house, never to feel the warmth of spring sun. Everywhere we go, the commuters, the shoppers, the moms who ought to know better, shoot us opinionated looks.
Hardly a person in a thousand will stop to speak to us and even then the ‘advice’ is hardly welcome. If they must engage with me then some understanding would be nice, some words of encouragement, a small display of empathy. She’s a baby, she’s annoying, but she’s special too.” – Angela Abraham
27. “I was on planes [and] when babies would cry, I would be mad at the families. Now I’m like, ‘Let them cry, let them do whatever they want. They can sit on me and poop if they want.’ Now I know more.” – Mindy Kaling
28. “Don’t stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times. Demonstrate that people can be trusted, that the environment can be trusted, that we live in a benign universe.” – Peggy O’Mara
29. “As long as a child does not cry, it does not matter what pleases it.” – Russian Proverbs
30. “It’s like a mother, when the baby is crying, she picks up the baby and she holds the baby tenderly in her arms. Your pain, your anxiety is your baby. You have to take care of it. You have to go back to yourself, to recognize the suffering in you, embrace the suffering, and you get relief.” – Nhat Hanh
31. “I think I’d be more relaxed as an older mum, although fundamentally life with a baby is pretty much the same whatever age you are. It’s nappies, crying, feeding.” – Rachel Hunter
32. “I want to raise my own baby. I don’t want my baby crying for some other strange lady, some nanny. I am not down with that.” – Tionne Watkins
33. “Our bundle of joy screamed night and day. There wasn’t a single hour in twenty-four that wasn’t marred by her cries. It took every ounce of love we felt for her on the day she was born to see us through those long weeks. Our minds had ceased to function as they did before and we only saw one another at “shift change.”
I took a couple of hours of sleep in the day at Cassandra’s place, Mike slept nights at his mother’s just so he could put in a day’s work at the plant come morning time. If that time taught me anything at all it is of the tenacity of love, that it endures and protects. Without it, I can’t think how we would have come through as a family.” – Angela Abraham
34. “Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud “snort” noises.) I don’t know why parents don’t do this more often. Usually, it makes the kid laugh.
Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way, it quiets him down. If you’re a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won’t have his friends hanging around your house all the time.” – P. J. O’Rourke
35. “Night waking isn’t the sign of a bad baby. It’s the sign of a normal baby. Nighttime needs are as valid as daytime needs and nighttime parenting as necessary as daytime parenting. Crying is communication, not manipulation. Respond to your baby’s cries, even if all they need is to know you’re there. You’re not being manipulated. You’re being a parent.” – L.R. Knost
36. “A baby’s cry is precisely as serious as it sounds.” – Jean Liedloff
37. “Old soul cries through the tears of a newborn.” – Munia Khan
38. “Our culture needs to find a robust image of female success that is first, not male, and second, not a white woman on the phone, holding a crying baby.” – Sheryl Sandberg
39. “If I had the chance for a more natural way to live, the time to focus on my baby, she would be so happy. If we had the time our ancestors did to sit under the sky, upon warm grass and sing, or carry her with me all day long as I did the things that needed to be done, she’d be so relaxed and so would I. And so, as she cries and screams I try to remember that and keep the love in my heart that is her medicine.
Sometimes it breaks me to stay so soft when the pain is so great, but I’d rather do that than say the unpleasant things I hear other stressed parents utter. To be honest, that’s the most annoying part, parents who are yet to realize that their job is to love their child unconditionally rather than to appease strangers in the street.” – Angela Abraham
40. “A baby’s existence for the first three months is a one-way street. One person is doing all the work and the other is crying, sleeping and pooping. So the first moment when you’re actually able to do something and they acknowledge your presence, that’s a big deal. A very big deal.” – Colin Hanks
41. “I see you young and soft oh little baby. Little feet, little hands, little baby. One year of crying and the words creep up inside. Creep into your mind, so much to say.” – Dave Matthews
42. “Better the child cry, than the mother sigh.” – Danish Proverbs
43. “There’s no harm in a child crying: the harm is done only if his cries aren’t answered … If you ignore a baby’s signal for help, you don’t teach him independence … What you teach him is that no other human being will take care of his needs.” – Lee Salk
44. “That’s why babies cry so much. All of a sudden having a body is a lot to deal with.” – Ron Koertge
45. “It turns out that the ‘Cry It Out’ method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm – way more – than good.” – Denene Millner
46. “I once wrote on my MySpace profile that music is never authentic. It was a reaction to constantly reading the word ‘authentic’ in connection with bands. But what does that mean? A baby crying after being pushed out of its mother’s womb, now that’s what I’d call authentic.” – Sophie Hunger
47. “I received so many hate letters when I breastfed a starving baby in Africa… There was a hungry baby who was crying because his mother had no milk, and I thought, ‘Why throw away my milk if I can give it to a baby who needs it?'” – Salma Hayek
48. “I was born imagining myself with an apron on, with pies cooling on the window sill and babies crying upstairs. I thought that all that stuff would somehow anchor me to the planet, that it was the weight I needed to keep from just flying off into space.” – Carrie Fisher
49. “New mothers are often told that once they’ve fed, burped, and changed their baby they should leave their baby alone to self-soothe if they cry because all of their needs have been met. One day I hope all new mothers will smile confidently and say, ‘I gave birth to a baby, not just a digestive system.
My baby has a brain that needs to learn trust and a heart that needs love. I will meet all of my baby’s needs, emotional, mental, and physical, and I’ll respond to every cry because crying is communication, not manipulation.'” – L.R. Knost
50. “I seen a baby cry then seconds later she laughs. The beauty of life, the pain never lasts.” – J. Cole
Baby Crying Quotes Funny
We have to admit that new babies are sometimes cute, even when they cry.
Check out this collection of funny quotes that will make you smile even when you think you can’t deal with your baby’s crying anymore.
1. “There are moments when you love babies, and you’re like, ‘God, they are the reason why we exist.’ Then they start crying, and you’re like ‘God! Jesus!'” – Zac Efron
2. “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.” – William Shakespeare
3. “None of it is real until all of a sudden they’re standing there covered in slime and crying. You’re like, wait a minute, what is that?” – George Clooney
4. “When the worry about the baby crying ceases, the worry about the baby not breathing begins.” – Jonathan V. Last
5. “They eat, they crap, they sleep. And if they’re crying they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple.” – Matthew McConaughey
6. “The average newborn baby spends 133 minutes every day crying. Can’t wait!” – Unknown
7. “A crying baby is the best form of birth control.” – Carole Tabron
8. “And just like that she was crying. I felt a little like That Guy who holds a baby at arm’s length because he’s afraid it’s going to pee on him.” – Tessa Gratton
9. “If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.” – Theresa Bloomingdale
10. “My father taught me that a bill is like a crying baby and has to be attended to at once.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Dealing with a distraught baby is not easy but remember, there is a history of women behind you and a future of women ahead of you that have managed and will manage just fine with their crying baby!
I hope that these quotes gave you some comfort and made you smile a little.
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