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How to make a baby stop crying?

  1. wishforall profile image37
    wishforallposted 5 years ago

    How to make a baby stop crying?

    If a baby is crying very hard so what to do?

  2. profile image70
    win-winresourcesposted 5 years ago

    Hello Wish-

    Once you have determined that the baby is clean and dry, cool/warm enough, not hungry and that nothing is directly annoying it (bright sun, loud noise, mosquitos, etc.) you have to understand that sometimes a baby just needs to let it out.  You can hold and rock the baby or if you are at the end of your rope, place the baby in a safe place and walk away.

    Never, ever, ever, shake the baby.


  3. padmendra profile image46
    padmendraposted 5 years ago

    If the child is crying, he might be hungry or , he is uncomfortable due to any reason like his stomach is not alright or he has passed stool and needs to be cleaned. Best course of action should be breast feeding by his mother (depending on the age of child) Though crying child becomes quiet on getting a soother in his mouth but that is not advisable as it might cause infection to the child, The problem can be sorted out by his mother who knows how to make a baby stop crying.

  4. milleramanda53 profile image80
    milleramanda53posted 5 years ago

    The baby could be teething, stomach ache, too hot or too cold or just simply needs the comfort of being near the mother or father. If you have changed something in the household or your very own appearance maybe you have cut your hair or something to that nature babies notice things like that. they become comfortable with such things and when it's changed it can scare them and that's when you are called upon to reassure them everything is okay. My children went through the same thing. I always have music playing in my home but when I was diagnosed with epilepsy I was trying to find what was triggering my seizure so I started with the one thing that was always going (music) it freaked my kids out and they cried for a week because it was such a drastic change in our home. Luckly it wasn't the music that triggered it and life returned back to normal. Therefore look around has something changed? If so that may be what is wrong. Good Luck.

  5. LauraGT profile image91
    LauraGTposted 5 years ago

    I echo what others have said - make sure they are not hungry, tired, poopy, or in some other way physically uncomfortable.  Great ways to soothe - hold them and sway back and forth, try holding them in different positions; go for a walk in the stroller, SSShhh them, put them in a sling or other baby carrier, hold them and bounce up and down on an exercise ball.  Sometimes, they may be gassy - try gently rubbing their tum, or holding them with their tummy against your arm, them facing down, so there's a little pressure on their stomach.

    Good luck!

  6. KarenEileen profile image60
    KarenEileenposted 5 years ago

    The "football" carry always worked with our kids when they were babies.  Lay the baby across your bent arm (head nestled against your elbow, facing down).  Their belly rests on your forearm.  Pat or rub the baby's back, maybe even throw in a gentle sway.  Worked for us....good luck!

  7. Rfordin profile image80
    Rfordinposted 5 years ago

    First ask yourself what's wrong with the baby? It's been my experience that babies do not generally cry unless they have a need that must be met. However some babies are just generally colicky in the first few weeks of life. I remember the "witching hour" when my kids were around 6 weeks old....it happened every day from 6-7ish pm. It was miserable and we just let them cry while gently trying to sooth them.

    But if the child is constanly crying then I would worry. Crying is the babies only source of communication, hungry, wet, over tired, hurt?

    My youngest ended up having bad acid reflux when she was a baby and the only way we were able to figure out something was wrong was because a bottle "soothed" the crying. But the crying is what intiated the trip to the Dr.

    Good luck parenting is hard in and of itself but crying consistently should not be ignored.

  8. ErinElise profile image76
    ErinEliseposted 5 years ago

    I agree with what everyone else said about hunger, dirty diaper, temperature, etc., so be sure to check all that stuff. 

    It's hard to tell without knowing how old the baby is.  If it's a newborn baby, it could be colic. If the baby is older, it could be that he or she is teething and this is causing his or her ears to hurt.   If the baby drinks formula, it could be that baby needs a different type of formula.  If baby is nursing, maybe it's something mom has eaten that's upsetting the baby's tummy.

    Another thing it could be is the outfit the baby is wearing is rubbing him or her wrong or pinching the baby.  Even if you took the outfit off to change the diapers, there could be something uncomfortable about it that you wouldn't notice because you're not wearing it.   

    If these suggestions given by everyone don't work, try giving baby some ice water in the bottle if he or she drinks from a bottle.  My other suggestion is that if all else fails, put baby in the car and take a nice air conditioned drive for a bit.

  9. recappers delight profile image84
    recappers delightposted 5 years ago


    1. Hungry?
    2. Needs a diaper change?
    3. Is there a pin sticking up?  Diaper rash?  Clothing too tight? Too cold?  Too hot?  Everything is OK?

    Try taking the baby for a little drive.  That frequently put my fussy babies to sleep.

  10. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    Figure out the  cause of discomfort and correct it.

    The babe can't tell  you.......so be attentiive and aware.

    diapers, hungry, temperature, teething, stomache ache, bored, over stimulated, itchy somewhere, clothes too tight, diaper, a new taste is wanted, or is diagreeable.......

    Babies have all of the adult sensations and desires, and no ability to voice them.

    Just keep on trying, with patience.