Why Do Babies Cry? - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. It as almost amazing how easy it is for parents to feel guilty when their babies cry. We often think what am I doing to contribute to this? What am I doing wrong? Well, babies cry for a lot of reasons. They may be in pain, they may be uncomfortable, there may be some frustration. One of the big reasons why babies cry is simply because they are hungry. So, while it may be a challenge, try to pull it away from yourself as a parent without feeling so responsible for your babies cries and instead try to think about what you can do in the moment to make your baby feel good.