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How to soothe your baby

How to soothe your baby

You may have heard advice from friends and family on how to calm your crying baby, but sometimes it’s best to come up with your own comforting techniques. Give the following tricks a try.

  1. Make sure your baby is fed and dry. Of course a wet, hungry baby is going to cry. Once you’ve changed and fed him, it’ll be easier to calm him down.
  2. Hold your baby. Sometimes a crying baby just wants to be held. Just as you love your baby, he loves you too and wants to feel your touch.
  3. Rock your baby. The back-and-forth motion is comforting for your baby. It may just be the calming action he needs.
  4. Walk around the house. A little walk around your house might do the trick. A change in scenery is sometimes all it takes.
  5. Put on some music. Some gentle music may help ease his tears. The soft noise often helps distract your baby and calm his cries. Singing to him might also help.
  6. Rub or pat your baby’s back. As you hold your baby, try rubbing his back up and down, in a circular motion. You can also lightly pat his back. The rhythmic patting can mimic your heartbeat, which is a sound that your baby is used to from his time in the womb.

These soothing strategies can do wonders for stopping tears. Learning some good ways to comfort your baby will make you both feel better.

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Calming my crying baby

econrad 5/29/2016
My daughter can be soothed with many of the techniques mentioned. When she is crying, we will go outside and sit on the porch and it immediately calms her down. She also can easily be calmed when I pat her on her back. I am still trying to find music or calming sounds that helps her settle down since that is the only suggestion in the article that doesn't seem to work right now so any advice or articles on that subject would be appreciated!

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5/25/2016
Singing or humming helps too. Babies love to hear their mommy.

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Tsatsaa 4/29/2016
My 4 weeks old one loves to be held. Also I thinks she likes music. When my toddler watches cartoon with songs and music, little one stops being fussy and listens.

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Bella 3/12/2016
My baby is only 21 days and the way I soothe my baby is putting him on my chest while rubbing his back he loves it!!

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cc 2/25/2016
This is helpful tip wen my son cry's I put him in walker and since he can't move it him self while cleaning I push him around cause some times I can always hop him wen he crying cause he getn to heavy and I middle of cleaning or I lay him down in his bed put his night light fish tank on that hangs on his bed
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