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Crying Diary

If your child cries a lot, please collect the following information before you make an initial or follow-up appointment. This information may be very helpful in reaching a correct diagnosis.



Time of onset:

Time Since Feeding/Sleeping

Minutes since last feeding:

Minutes since last sleep:

Crying Duration

Total minutes:

What quieted your baby?*

* Options for quieting your baby: holding, gentle movement, massage, front carrier, swing, turn on peaceful music, turn off TV or radio, remove or add layers of clothing, change diaper, pacifier, warm bath, babysitter, feeding, putting in crib, etc.


Time when started sleeping:

Total sleep time:

Written by B.D. Schmitt, M.D., author of "Your Child's Health," Bantam Books.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 1999-06-02
Last reviewed: 2006-03-02
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
Copyright 2006 McKesson Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved.
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