In an interesting new research, scientists have found that babies born in certain countries cry more in comparison to their counterparts in other countries. The research was conducted by the University of Warwick and it involved the study of 8,700 infants from various countries such as Germany, Denmark, Japan, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. The research was led by Professor Dieter Wolke who works in the Department of Psychology. With the help of the research, Wolke has created the first ever universal chart that displays how much babies cry during the first three months.
The research found that babies from Britain, Canada, Netherlands, and Italy cry the most in comparison to the rest of the world. The least crying babies were from Denmark, Germany and Japan. It was also found that on an average, babies cry for nearly 2 hours every day during the first two weeks. Crying peaks at six weeks, with babies crying 2 hours 15 minutes every 24 hours. Thereafter, the crying reduces to 1 hour 10 minutes by the time babies are 12-weeks old. It was also noted that some babies cry as little as 30 minutes whereas others cried for as long as 5 hours every day.