When the baby was born, it was such a joy and relief when we hear them cry. However, as we live our day to day life with an infant, their crying would tell us something’s wrong. We would always want to correct that and get our baby to stop crying. But as first time parents, it is such a wonder how to get a baby to stop crying in an instant when we are unsure too what’s causing them to cry. Here are some effective tips to try on. For me, not all babies would soothe in every technique. Find your baby’s favorite and master that one.
Find Out What’s Making Him Cry
Crying is a baby’s only way of communication to the world. That is why it is very needed that we pay attention and find out what they want or need. Imagine you are crying because your face is itchy but they gave you milk instead. Frustrating, right? But good thing is, an infant won’t cry for chocolate, won’t cry for a glittery dress, not even for a cute toy they’d want to buy. There are only few primary or main reason why infants and newborns cry. These includes:
•Hungry and wants feeding
•Wet or soiled diaper. They might want some changing.
•Sleepy and wants to doze off
•Bored and wants some cuddling or wants to be carried
•Feeling some discomfort like gassy stomach.
How to Make Them Stop Crying
If a baby is crying and you have picked him up and he still won’t stop, try feeding him, checking if diaper is dirty or full. Try cradling him. But if he is persistently crying here’s what to try:
•Get the baby’s arms crossed in his chest. Secure it with one of your hands while letting his chin rest in between your thumb and index finger. Hold his bottom with your other hand and position him in a 45 degree angle and gently rock him.
•If you are breastfeeding, encourage latching. This works wonder for me. Latching can pacify a baby. It seems like it is more than just for feeding. Latching can soothe him and make him feel comfortable.
•Swaddle your baby in a large thin blanket. Swaddling is one way to make babies feel warm and secured. It can even improve their sleeping routine as well.
•Make use of a pacifier. For infants who are not breastfed, this is a big help since latching provides comfort. Instead doing it in mommy’s boobie, ise pacifier.
•Play calming sounds or music and gently rock your baby.
Today is not the same as how it is yesterday. Everyday is a new challenging day to deal with your baby. Sure is tiring but remember and keep in mind that these babies will only be babies once. You can never go back to this phase once it is over so take time and make the best memories you could always keep with you.