5 Tips to Soothe Your Crying Baby
One of the most frustrating challenges a new parent faces is soothing her crying baby, especially one who has been recently fed, changed, and loved. Luckily, the members of the FindInsurance.com are here to help.
Here are their top five ways to help a crying newborn baby calm down.
1. Make a Baby Burrito: Your newborn loves to feel safe and secure, like he did when he was in-utero. By wrapping him up snugly and securing his arms by his sides, so they won’t flail out and startle him, you’re re-creating that cozy feeling he enjoyed for nine comfy months.
2. Lend a (Clean) Finger: Babies have a natural sucking reflexthrough about three months of age. Some babies begin sucking their thumbs while still in the womb, and for many newborns sucking on their fingers and hands or a pacifier can be very soothing. In a pinch you can also offer your little one a clean pinkie; just touch your finger to the top of their mouth to trigger the rooting reflex.
3. Keep them Moving: Your baby might have been well-insulated while on the inside, but she still felt plenty of movement. Try gently bouncing her up and down or swinging her from side to side when she needs help settling down.
4. Make Some Noise: Having just emerged from a very loud place—your body, where the sounds of a pumping heart, flowing blood and various other bodily functions can get a bit noisy—newborns are often soothed by the familiar dull roar of white noise. Noise machines, vacuum cleaners, noise machines and vacuum cleaners: try them out and see what works for your baby.
5. Go Outside: Not only will the movement and change in environment help soothe your babe, but it will help restore your calm as well.
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