The only way your baby communicates in the initial months is through crying. Your baby's cry is different all the time as he expresses himself through it. As you get to know your baby, you can interpret his needs from his crying patterns. There can be many reasons why he is crying. If it has been 3- 4 hrs since the last feeding, he can cry due to hunger. A sudden and loud cry can be due to pain. A weak cry may indicate he is unwell. If he is crying for long periods, colic could be bothering him. Sudden noises, loud music, too many people talking can just make him close his eyes, turn his head away and cry. Finding himself alone in the crib once he gets up and crying is his way to call you for warmth and attention.
Your baby's cry are a basic means of communication for feeding, changing the diaper, putting on the right clothes, etc., holding and comforting him, distracting him, playing soothing music, avoiding noise filled environment are ways to work on your child’s cries. Your baby's cry sounds differ depending on what he needs. Colic issues usually subsides after your baby is 4 months old. Above all, expect some amount of crying and please try to stay calm yourself.