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If Your Baby Is Crying For No Reason, Take Off Their Socks And Look At Their Toes

FEBRUARY 28, 2017  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

First-time parents can find it an nearly impossible task to quell the screams and cries from their newborn babies.

Because babies can't adequately communicate their needs and wants to their parents, most caregivers are forced to try out every method in the book until they can find a way to calm them down. While in most cases all the child requires is to be fed or have their dirty diaper changed, this bizarre phenomenon is something every parent should watch out for. This mysterious ailment could be hidden in your kiddo's socks.

You know that seam on the inside of socks? Sometimes, excess thread is left hanging, which can wrap around babies' toes, creating what are called "hair tourniquets."

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If that happens, the threads can cut off blood flow and circulation to their tiny toes.

If this goes unnoticed, it could even lead to amputation.

While the threat of hair tourniquets is incredibly rare, it can happen when you least expect it. Scott and Jessica Walker were totally caught off guard when it happened to their baby.

(via Brightside)

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While you shouldn’t automatically assume your child’s constant crying is due to hair tourniquets, it never hurts to check! Share this important information with all the parents in your life.

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