If your baby’s fontanelle, the soft region on his skull at the top of his head, begins to swell, this is a warning sign that your baby is in discomfort, according to About Kid’s Health, a journal from the University of Toronto’s research-intensive pediatric hospital. What appears to be a minor bump and cry might actually be something more serious.
If a baby is in discomfort, for example, he or she may wail or whimper and be unable to relax. There is a possibility that they will be stiff, holding their fists tight, and keeping their arms and legs close to their chest. The individual may be fidgety, irritable, or have an uncertain wake-and-sleep routine.
What are the signs of pain in infants?
A child may complain of pain or express concern about how he or she is feeling. However, the signals of discomfort in a newborn might be difficult to detect in some cases. A prolonged scream in a baby may be the first indicator of a severe condition that may require medical attention.