Crying is the main way to tell what a newborn needs. Over time, you will be able to identify your baby's needs by the way he or she is crying. The peak of a baby's cry usually occurs around 6 weeks. The time of this intense newborn crying is very hard.  On average, babies cry for about 3 hours a day. Some babies cry much longer. Most of the crying and commotion seems to occur late in the afternoon and in the evening, but it can be slightly different each day. 

As your baby gets older, he has less time to cry and it will be easier to understand what your baby needs when he or she is crying. 

It is also possible for babies to become upset when there is too much noise, motion, or visual stimulation. Consider moving your baby to a quieter environment. This can help the baby relax and sleep better. 

You will find it easier to calm your baby if you remain relaxed. Make sure that you take a break so that you can rest. Be sure to take care of yourself and if you are struggling, ask friends and family for help. Remember that is not going to last forever. If your baby's crying is causing you to lose your cool, put the baby in the cot  and leave the room to calm down. 

Consider contacting a loved one, a family member, a friend, a mental health professional 

for support.