Period of PURPLE Crying

P.U.R.P.L.E. Crying


The acronym PURPLE is used to describe specific characteristics of an infant's crying during this developmental phase and lets parents and caregivers know that what they are experiencing is normal.

P   Crying peaks around month 2, then less through month 5.
U   Crying comes and goes unexpectedly for no apparent reason
R   Baby resists soothing on matter what you try.
P   Babies look like they are in pain, even when they are not.
L   Crying can go on a long time, 5 hours per day or more.
E   Your baby may cry more in the late afternoon and evening.


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