5 tips for calming your crying baby
Calming tricks and tips that can do wonders for new parents.
Baby’s fed. She’s clean. But she just won’t stop crying, relax and go to sleep. You’re about to learn the five techniques that every new parent needs to calm their baby as if by magic.1. SWADDLING
Wrapping your baby firmly, but not too tightly. Ask the nurses at the hospital to show you this technique. All those receiving blankets you got as gifts will come in handy to make your baby feel protected and secure.2. SIDE POSITION
Lay your baby on her side with wedges to stop her from rolling.3. SHUSHING
Distract and calm your baby with loud, continuous white noise like the dryer or vacuum cleaner. You can also buy a CD of whale sounds or white noise.4. SWAYING
Rhythmic movement, such as swaying from foot to foot, or the movement of a rocking chair will help to gradually soothe the baby to sleep.5. SUCKING
A dummy can be very useful, especially in the first few months, to calm and relax a cranky baby. Often the sucking motion of breastfeeding (and of course having a full tummy) is the perfect way to calm a crying baby.MORE TIPS FOR NEW PARENTSMistakes all new parents make13 things every new parent should know
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