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Baby Care : Top recommendations for how to soothe a crying baby

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Baby Care : Top Recommendations for How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Top Recommendations for How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Top Recommendations for How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Baby Care : Top Recommendations for How to Soothe a Crying Baby

BABY CARE : TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW TO SOOTHE A CRYING BABY

  • Crying babies that are crying incessantly can make the adults that are taking care of them feel like crying also!
  • How do you get a crying baby to stop crying?
  • I will try to list all of the tips for how to soothe a crying baby without overlapping too much with my article regarding how to get a baby to sleep.
  • I hope that the tips below are helpful for you to soothe your crying baby and stop your baby from crying alot.


How to Soothe a Crying Baby

HOW TO SOOTHE A CRYING BABY

1. While it is said that babies often cry for no reason at all, this is not true of all crying babies. Some babies save the crying for specific reasons such as being hungry or uncomfortable.

  • My first suggestion for how to soothe a crying baby is for you to make a note of the last time you fed your baby and if it has been more than 2-3 hours ago, then the baby is probably hungry.
  • This is especially true if the baby is newborn to 3 months old.
  • The baby might get hungry very frequently, as often as every two hours. (To ensure his comfort, also burp your baby after feeding him.)

2. Another suggestion for how to soothe a crying baby is to talk or sing to your baby in a gentle and reassuring voice.

  • You might be surprised by how well he responds to the sound of your voice and quiets down.

3. To soothe your crying baby, you can also hold up a favorite stuffed toy in front of your baby.

  • He or she might quiet down when he or she sees the toy.
  • The baby might even go from crying to smiling!

How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Crying baby

Crying baby

Figuring out why your baby is crying so much

4. If your baby is having a crying spell, you should check his diaper.

  • Many babies cry from the discomfort of being in a wet/dirty diaper.

5. Offer a pacifier. Sometimes a babies just wants to suck even when they are not hungry.

  • Pacifiers are very helpful for soothing the crying baby.
  • You can attend to weening the baby off of the pacifier later on, as he gets a bit older.

HOW TO SOOTHE A CRYING BABY

Is the baby sick?

6. Is the baby sick? Maybe the baby is crying because he or she is sick. Check for warmth of the baby's skin and take your baby's temperature if necessary to make sure that he or she is not sick.

  • Check for any other symptoms of sickness such as vomiting and consult the baby's health care provider immediately if necessary.

7. Check his nasal passages to make sure that your baby does not have discomfort due to congestion.

  • If there is mucus buildup in the baby's nose, use a nasal aspirator as necessary.

8. Offer a change of scenery as needed for your baby. You can pick your baby up and walk with him a bit.

  • When you hold the baby in a way that he can look behind you over your shoulder, he might like that a lot!

9. Sometimes a baby is crying due to restlessness.

  • The baby might be bored or he might be sleepy and he is not in the right environment to help him fall asleep.
  • Perhaps there is too much light or noise for the baby to tolerate comfortably.
  • Perhaps you are holding him in your arms when he would actually prefer to be lying down and settling down for a nap or the night's sleep at the time.

Please see my hub on how to get your baby to sleep or to create an atmosphere that is conducive to his rest when he wants to sleep.

Baby crying

Baby crying

Here is an interesting video clip that I found long after writing this hub. : Woman Unlocks Secret Language of Babies.

In the video clip, eight new Moms including a Mom of twins are guided through the specific sounds their babies will make to try to "talk" to them.

The babies attempt to communicte their needs with distinct sounds before crying more loudly and needing more soothing.

How to Calm a Crying Baby

© 2010 Nyesha Pagnou MPH

Comments

Nyesha Pagnou MPH (author) from USA on November 28, 2010:

Thanks Hello, hello. I'm glad you like this hub.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on November 23, 2010:

Very well written and great tips.

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