The cry of a newborn baby for the very first time, especially your own little one, is an exciting experience for you to have as a parent. As the weeks go by it might feel like the excitement of a newborn can give way to frustration and concern.
As a new parent, you will learn that sometimes cry a lot or as a current parent you are familiar with this. Sometimes the reason for the crying is quite obvious but other times getting the tears to stop isn’t such a simple process. Figuring out to sooth your baby when nothing else seems to work is so important.
Not every single method works for all babies, but as you journey through parenthood with your newborn baby you will learn what tricks work perfect for your baby. Here are some tricks and ideas that might help your little one be soothed and less fussier.
Put your baby in arms and stand with your feet slightly shoulder-width apart and rotate back and forth. If you get tried, use a rocking chair to help continue the movements.
Try out a baby swing
A baby in a swing often helps soothing, rhythmic motion to help your baby to calm down. These are especially nice if your arms become tried from Rock-a-bye baby. Make sure the swing is properly set up and the right size for your baby so he or she doesn’t slump over.
Wrapping your baby in a cozy thin, lightweight blanket is shown to give the baby a wonderful calming outcome. Your baby may even sleep soundly more and longer too.
“Shush” to make your baby hush
The sound of saying “shushing” mimics what your baby likely heard when in your womb. Whisper it directly into his or her ear over and over again.
Get rid of the gas
Sometimes the problem with infants is the pain from gas not being able to be released. Try laying your baby down across your knees and gently rub their back. You can also talk to your doctor for some ideas and maybe some gas drops.
Your baby could likely develop colic. Colic means uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. They will cry for more than three hours in a row on three or more days a week. Often it occurs in the evening. Try eliminating these from your eating routine: diary, caffeine, onions, other potentially irritating foods. In order to help sooth your child if they have colic, lay them face down on your forearms, cradle them close to your baby and rock back and forth.
Try a binky
Your child might be one of the babies that have a strong sucking need. Usually babies like this are quickly calmed down with a binky. Most babies will give up a binky after seven months. Speak to your pediatrician if you have concerns about your baby giving up the pacifier after seven months.
Sometimes a change of the environment can be distracting for your baby. It can even be enough to calm your baby’s cries with the different smells and noises they here. Go for a stroll or to a park!
Check your baby’s clothes
The clothes your newborn baby is wearing could possibly be the problem. Are they too hot? Too tight? Maybe the clothes are confining and causes tears to flow.
A hug from dad
Give yourself a break if nothing else seems to work by handing the baby over to dad. Maybe all your baby wants to so is spend some time with their dad. It’s a great time also for you to get some alone time or anything else you need to get done!