What Happens If You Ignore a Crying Baby: 7 Things to Think About

Mom ignores her crying baby

Every parent faces the same problems when it comes to their baby crying. There are those times when you feel overwhelmed, and you can't take the crying anymore.

You always feel as if nothing you do is going to make a difference. Sometimes you will break down and allow your baby to cry uncontrollably without your assistance.

What happens to your baby if you allow it to cry without any tender loving care from yourself?

The answer is not good, and it's something that you must keep in the back of your mind the entire time you're raising your baby.

No one is saying that you have to drop everything every second your baby starts to cry. However, you must address your baby's cries, so they don't suffer long-term damage from your actions.

Let's take a look at the ramifications of ignoring your baby's cries

Ignoring Your Baby's Cries Can Alter Their Brains Neurotransmitter System

We're not going to get too technical here because this is a topic that is extremely difficult to comprehend.

Let's simplify the concept…

To simplify, it's easiest to say that your child's brain's structure becomes different after they have been ignored while crying.

This is not to say that you must immediately rush to your child if you are in the middle of cooking or using the bathroom.

Sometimes it's hard to get to your baby, such as when they're crying in their car seat while you're on a long drive.

This means that consistent willful neglect will harm your child's brain development.

Your Neglect Will Negatively Impact Your Child's Well-Being


Happiness is one of the most important things in a person's life. A child cannot feel any measure of happiness if they are in constant neglect.

The harm that you do by not paying attention to their cries will last an entire lifetime. That's why, if you hear your child crying, do something immediately to alleviate the situation and to make it better.

Unwanted Stress Can Be the Result of You Not Paying Attention to Your Baby's Cries

Stress isn't good for anyone, especially babies. Your neglect will result in stress, and that will cause a whole host of health problems.

Stress leads to anxiety, and heart problems can result. Your child's overall health will suffer greatly if you do not address their cries in a timely manner.

Aggression and Violence Later on in Life Will Be a Result of Neglect

Neglected crying baby

If you have ever wondered why some adults seem like they fly off the handle and are violent at the drop of a pin, now you know why.

The chances are high that as a baby, no one paid attention to them as they cried. Of course it's not the only reason for a person's tough behavior as an adult but it certainly doesn't help.

You cannot risk your child growing up to be a violent person who will risks being incarcerated for the rest of their life.

That is the risk you are taking by neglecting your child's cries and doing nothing about them. It's best to nip this in the bud to make sure that your baby doesn't someday grow up to be an adult locked up in prison.

Learning Will Become More Difficult If Your Child Is under Stress as a Baby


Brain development is hindered when a child feels stress from extended periods of crying. That stress will damage the brain and cause your child to have learning difficulties while in school.

Those learning difficulties will result in your child not being able to fulfill their dreams as an adult.

No person can earn the most amount of money possible if they don't have the cognitive abilities to solve problems.

Hormonal Changes Happen in Your Baby as They Began to Cry Uncontrollably

Hormones aren't something that people think about when it comes to babies.

The hormonal balance of your baby is essential to every aspect of their health. Hormones play a significant role in things such as organ development, brain health, and physical dexterity.

If your baby's hormones are out of whack, all of these things will be off, and your child will suffer.

The Results Are In, and the Damage of Allowing a Child to Cry Is Irreparable


Make no mistake about it; if you don't address your baby crying in a relatively short time, bad things will happen.

Sometimes as a parent, you feel as if you can't be in all places at all times. There is truth in that there are times when you can't stop your baby from crying.

A baby who has digestive problems will continue to cry as long as there is pain in their belly. There isn't much you can do in situations where colic is involved, but that is a rarity as to the reasons why a baby cries.

The vast majority of reasons why your baby is crying are things that you have complete control over. If your baby's diaper is dirty, you have the power to change it.

If your baby is hungry, tired, or merely fussy, those are all things that are well within your control to change.

You will feel at times overwhelmed, and you may allow your child to cry unattended as you collect your thoughts.

It's healthy for any parent to have a meltdown because it reminds you that you are a human and not a robot.

You must find some way to gather your thoughts and compose yourself so that you can ease your baby to get them to stop crying.

If your baby continues to cry and you do nothing about it over time, it will cause damage that can be repaired.

The Moral of the Story Is Get Your Child to Stop Crying

No matter what it takes, get your child to stop crying. Sometimes you will feel as if everything is out of your control, and all you are doing is trying to pacify your baby.

Those feelings at times are correct, and you aren't lying to yourself in the least.

You are trying to pacify your baby, but the good news is that eventually, all of this will come to an end.

Your baby will grow out of this phase of their life and move on into something else.

The hope is that you somehow maintain your sanity long enough to get through this so that you don't need their comfort when you cry.

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