How to soothe a crying baby

How to soothe a crying baby

Unfortunately, all babies cry. It's the only option babies have when they need to wind down. Don’t blame yourself; just do your best to soothe the baby. Learn here how to cope with crying.

All babies cry. When your baby is wailing, you may feel as if you're doing something wrong or that there has to be something you can do to stop the crying. Unfortunately, that's usually not the case. With their immature nervous systems, babies don't know any other way to wind down. High-strung babies in exciting, intense households tend to cry more, but all infants go through periods of fussiness.

Rock the baby
Colicky, fussy babies like to be rocked, patted, danced or walked. So go ahead and try any (or all!) of these techniques when your baby is crying. Don't despair if nothing works right away; it's not your fault!

Keep it together
Your baby’s constant crying might make you very upset. No matter how upset you're feeling, do not shake your baby! If you start getting frustrated or angry, or feel as if you're losing control, put your baby down and take a quick break. Shaking an infant can cause bleeding in the brain, leading to permanent damage and even death. This is called "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and is a very serious condition. So when you start to lose your cool, get someone else to deal with the baby – it’ll do you both a lot of good.  

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A rocking chair is a life saver for sure! Also our little one must be swaddled at all times or else she is fussy!

Not all babies cry


Our first child never did cry unless she was hungry. With our second child, she cries non-stop. Since every baby is different, we continued to find the best way to comfort her. Just picking her up and standing seems to almost always comfort her.

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