Her Baby Wouldn’t Stop Crying, So The ER Doctor Examined The Baby’s Toes

As a new parent, you are filled with joy and wonderment at your little bundle of joy. This tiny little baby will someday grow into a full human, a similar size to you. However, right now they are tiny humans that need your constant love and attention. They need your help to do every single thing in life. From eating to going to the bathroom, you are their constant provider for daily care and attention.


So, what do you do when your baby is crying and you just can’t seem to figure out why? This is a common thing that every parent encounters. The moment that your baby is crying and you can’t seem to understand why can be extremely frustrating.

Your little one has been fed, gone to the bathroom, slept a proper amount, and is in great health. Yet, he is still crying his little heart out.

As a new parent, you are likely beside yourself trying to figure out what could be wrong and exactly how you can fix it.



Babies cry about so many different things it can be hard to figure out exactly what is wrong at times. As a parent, you learn your baby’s various cries, what they mean, and what you need to do to soothe them back to a state of calm.

As a parent, you’d never ignore your crying baby. However, what do you do when he just seems to be crying for no reason at all?

There may be one thing you just haven’t checked yet! Your baby could be suffering from mild pain for a reason you would never consider.

Today recently reported that babies can often cry because of stray hairs! These little hairs can wrap themselves around his toes and form what is referred to as a “hair tourniquet.” These tourniquets cut off the blood supply to the baby’s feet or toes and can cause a great deal of pressure on the skin.

This puts your baby in pain and they have no way to communicate with you or to remove the strand of wrapped hair themselves.

Toes are often covered by socks in colder months and parents likely don’t even see the wrapped strand of hair. You can prevent this by making sure to check the baby’s toes, feet, and hands for wrapped hair strands.

Has this ever happened to someone you know? Let us know in the comments! This is an easily preventable issue, but not one that is known by a lot of new parents. Pass this along to warn all the parents you know!

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