How To Calm A Crying Baby

How to calm a crying baby
Babies cry for a variety of reasons. Hence, in order to calm a baby it is important to identify these reasons and tackle them without getting worked up. Let’s see what all you can do. 
Simple techniques
    1. Check if the baby has a wet diaper. If yes, clean and change the diaper. Try feeding the baby. Babies cry when they are hungry. 
    2. Check if anything is making the baby uncomfortable, maybe a piece of clothing is pinching. 
    3. If you notice the baby rubbing her eyes, it means it’s time for her to go to sleep. Just like us, babies do get cranky when they are sleepy. 
    4. If none of this works, maybe your baby just needs some attention or needs to be cuddled up. 
    5. Hold the baby close to you & look into the baby's eyes. Talk to the baby in a soothing tone. Rock & sway the baby gently. If required, go out for a small walk. Sometimes just being able to see your smiling face & hearing your voice can calm down your little one. 
    6. You can also try swaddling the baby. Swaddling mimics the womb experience for the baby & can comfort her a great deal.
    7. Finally, if you notice a certain trend in your baby’s crying, for example if she cries around the same time every night & is under 12 weeks of age, it’s quite possible that she is suffering from colic. Do not worry - just consult your doctor. There are many activities you can do at home to relive your baby from colic symptoms.
  • Avoid shaking the baby
  • Step out for a moment and take a deep breath

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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