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Baby Care : Top recommendations for how to soothe a crying baby

Updated on February 1, 2018

Please don't cry anymore

How do you get a baby to stop crying? I will try to list all of the tips for soothing a crying baby without overlapping too much with my article regarding how to get a baby to sleep. I hope the tips below are helpful for you.

1. While it is said that babies often cry for no reason at all, this is not true of all babies. Some save the crying for specific reasons such as being hungry or uncomfortable. My first suggestion is for you to make a note of the last time you fed your baby and if it has been more than 2-3 hours ago, he is probably hungry. This is especially true if the baby is newborn to 3 months old. He might get hungry very frequently, as often as every two hours. (To ensure his comfort, also burp your baby after feeding him.)

2. Talk or sing to your baby in a gentle and reassuring voice. You might be surprised by how well he responds to the sound of your voice and quiets down.

3. Hold up a favorite stuffed toy in front of your baby. He might quiet down when he sees it. He might even go from crying to smiling.

Figuring out why your baby is crying so much

4. If your baby is having a crying spell, you should check his diaper. Many babies cry from the discomfort of being in a wet/dirty diaper.

5. Offer a pacifier. Sometimes a babies just wants to suck even when they are not hungry. Pacifiers are very helpful for soothing the baby. You can attend to weening him off of the pacifier later on, as he gets a bit older.

Is the baby sick?

6. Check for warmth of the skin and take your baby's temperature if necessary to make sure that he is not sick. Check for any other symptoms of sickness such as vomiting and consult his health care provider immediately if necessary.

7. Check his nasal passages to make sure your baby does not have discomfort due to congestion. If there is mucus buildup, use a nasal aspirator as necessary.

8. Offer a change of scenery. You can pick your baby up and walk with him a bit. When you hold him in a way that he can look behind you over your shoulder, he might like that.

9. Sometimes a baby is crying due to restlessness. He might be bored or he might be sleepy and he is not in the right environment to help him fall asleep. Perhaps there is too much light or noise. Perhaps you are holding him in your arms when he would actually prefer to be lying down and settling down for a nap or the night's sleep at the time.

Please see my hub on how to get your baby to sleep or to create an atmosphere that is conducive to his rest when he wants to sleep.

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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Hello, hello. I'm glad you like this hub.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Very well written and great tips.

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