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Clinical Reference Systems: Pediatric Advisor 10.0

Crying Diary

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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.
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