For most parents, there is nothing worse than hearing their baby cry hysterically. You naturally want to do all you can to stop their tears and make them feel better as quickly as you can. But this is often easier said than done. Sometimes the cause of their crying is easy to pinpoint, and you can cater to their needs with ease. But other times, no matter what you do, nothing seems to please them. First-time parents, in particular, find themselves unsure of what they should do when their baby doesn’t stop crying. Oh I remember those days well! This can leave them feeling like a failure and concerned for their child. But you’ll be pleased to know that there are some things you can try. Read through these soothing tricks which can have your baby smiling again in no time.
Make some noise
While many people believe that babies enjoy silence, this is not necessarily the case. When your child is in your womb, it can hear your heart beating. As your heart does this continually, your baby becomes familiar with the noise it makes. So when they are placed in a room without noise after they are born, it can make them feel nervous. This could be the cause of their crying. So try to make some noise to reassure them. You can turn on a fan, use hushing noises or use your vacuum as you hold them. There’s also the option of playing music, particularly songs with a strong bassline that are similar to a heart beat. Add a sound system to your baby’s nursery which lets you play music with ease when needed.
Swaddle your baby
Swaddling a baby has become a popular method used by parents to calm their crying child. It’s also been found to help babies sleep more soundly and for longer too. Swaddling involves wrapping your baby up in a soft and lightweight blanket. You need to make sure their hands are crossed over their chest for maximum soothing effect. This method helps them baby feel relaxed which can put a stop to their tears. Blankets such as lovies which include animal faces can also distract them from their crying. You can browse lovies here or look for other types of baby blankets online. It can also be beneficial to watch some Youtube demonstrations to ensure you are using the correct swaddling technique.
Take a car ride
Another effective trick that comes highly recommended is taking your baby for a ride in the car. The motion when you drive the car, and a comfortable car seat can help to dry your baby’s tears. It’s also likely to send the off to sleep. So next time your baby won’t stop crying, use it as an excuse to take a ride. Stick to short trips around your local area rather than extensive road trips. This means you can return home quickly as soon as your baby has drifted off to sleep. Never use this method if you are tired and unable to drive safely.
It might take you some time to figure out what works and what doesn’t, as all baby’s respond to things in different ways. But you will get there in the end.