Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Crying in Infants
A baby's cry can be an important clue that something serious is bothering him, such as sickness or an unrecognized injury.
Does your crying baby have any of these symptoms?
Limp or very weak appearing
Fever (a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher)
Holding, hitting, or scratching his head
Not wanting to eat or drink
Dry diaper for more than six hours
No recent bowel movement
Not moving one or more parts of his body normally
Crying more or louder when he moves an arm or leg
A finger or toe that is red or swollen