How to calm a crying babyBabies 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.
- 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.
- Check if anything is making the baby uncomfortable, maybe a piece of clothing is pinching.
- 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.
- If none of this works, maybe your baby just needs some attention or needs to be cuddled up.
- 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.
- You can also try swaddling the baby. Swaddling mimics the womb experience for the baby & can comfort her a great deal.
- 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