Small children sometimes cry to release tension when they are
overtired or overstimulated. This happens when they have been held by a lot of
people in a short amount of time or exposed to lots of noise, bright lights,
loud voices, or music.
You can protect your child from becoming overtired by keeping a
regular routine for meals, naps, and play times.
If your child is crying because he or she is overtired or
overstimulated, try the following:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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