When crying is excessive in children it is usually caused by pain. Care should be taken to see that there is no mechanical cause for this, no pin sticking into the child, and no derangement of the dress.
Medicines.-Never on any account give laudanum, or opiates, or “soothing syrups” of any kind to children. They are always dangerous to the life of the child and injurious to its health if it lives.-One of the following may be given every few minutes till quiet:
Starting suddenly out of sleep and beginning to cry violently.
If crying is accompanied by uneasiness and heat.
Fretfulness, wanting to be constantly carried about; if the crying appears to be caused by earache or headache.