Calming a newborn is a task itself. A crying baby can put new parents under severe stress, especially when it’s bedtime. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what is disturbing the peace of your baby? Is she wet, hungry, or tired? The possibilities are endless. There’s no one way to soothe a crying newborn. You can try a few techniques and see which one works best for your little bundle of joy.
Ensure your Baby’s Comfort
Did you know your womb had a packed and cozy environment? Babies often crave that warm and cozy environment. So, it’s essential to make such an environment and make them feel comfy. Always keep a baby blanket handy and wrap your baby in it carefully. Ensure that the blanket is thin and cozy. Keep her arms across the chest to create a calming effect. You can swaddle your baby to let her sleep longer soundly.
Rock your Baby
Your baby might not find laying still a fun activity. She stayed in your belly for months, which was like a mobile home. So, it makes sense to rock your fussy baby to calm her. You can hold your baby in your arms and swivel back and forth until she falls asleep. If rocking your baby isn’t a possibility for you, you can opt for a baby swing. These swings are soothing and rhythmic that soothe your baby. Get the one designed for the newborns so that your little one stays comfy in it.
Get the Noise Going
It’s strange, but babies don’t mind sleeping with some noise on. So when your baby starts crying, try turning on the fan. Its soft whirring works as a sound to your baby’s tiny ears. Silence isn’t necessarily golden for all babies because your baby can hear the rush of the blood, gurgling stomach, and even pounding of your heart. That’s why some babies find jarring combos of vibration and noise calming.
Find Out If It’s a Health Problem
Stomach discomforts like a gas can make your baby cry too. If your baby is having a gas problem, lay her down on your knees and gently run her back. You can make her lay on her back and move her legs like a bicycle to ease the discomfort. And you can always consult with your doctor and ask for infant gas drops.
While you’re busy trying other stuff to soothe your little bundle of joy, don’t forget to keep an eye on the temperature of your room. It could be too hot or too cold for the little one. If your precious little human is cold, grab a baby blanket quickly and wrap her carefully. If she’s hot, get the fan going or open windows. It’s smart to check the temperature before putting your baby to sleep to disrupt their sleep.
Calming a crying baby could take longer than you think. But don’t fret and try the techniques to soothe your little one!