how do i stop my baby from crying
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Stace - posted on 12/13/2008
Hi, Sometimes its as easy as changing his environment. Maybe take baby out in his rocker/bounce and sit on the porch, or if baby is old enough mine love a Jolly Jumper, and just keep moving baby each time he gets bored of each place or activity. Mind you when you run out of places then it becomes interesting. Good luck.
Along with what the others have said I would also chart for a week when your baby is awake, when he/she is fed, when he/she crys, pooped and when he/she sleeps. Trust me it helps to have a better over view to see if maybe you are under feeding or over feeding or if the baby is just overtired. I thought my 2nd son was colic until I had this advice and it helped me a ton.
Melanie - posted on 12/11/2008
Invest in a sling (babysnazz.com has hotslings that are often on sale! They're great!!) and wear your baby as much as physically possible. Nurse in the sling, let her sleep in it, wear it while you do your chores. Hope that helps!! Everyone else has great advice too!!
Tina - posted on 12/11/2008
Although all babies are different, what seemed to help our daughter when she was a baby was a little bouncer seat that vibrated. The harder we bounced her the better, and when my husband would put pressure on her belly by holding her belly on his palm really helped.
She was very very colicky and those were the best things we did to help soothe her, but honestly the consistent crying did not stop until she began to crawl and it all stopped when she began walking. Good Luck!!
Jessica - posted on 12/11/2008
Whatever you can! Let me in on the secret when you know:) Babies also cry to exercise their lungs usually try all the main things, i know sometimes it seems never ending but it will get easier as the baby gets older and you learn to recognise the different crys.
Jennifer - posted on 12/11/2008
How old is your baby? If they are under 3-4 months this link should really help. It was like I was let in on the big secret. Go to YouTube and look up the Secret Language of Babies. (it won't let me post the link)
Also, if after watching this video and it still seems like nothing is working, try turning on the vaccuum, or hairdryer. It works, I swear! As least it did for my daughter.
Gripe water worked well for her too. And homepathic stuff called Kids 0-9 Colic - good for gas/fussiness which you can get at the Health section of Loblaws. It's in a pink/white carton.
A book I found helpful as well was The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. Talks about the 5 S's. Swaddling, Side/Stomach, Shushing, Swinging, Sucking
Jolie - posted on 12/11/2008
On the opposite side of the spectrum would be babies that get OVERstimulated by all the bouncing, rocking, swinging, singing, vibrating. Sometimes a baby just needs the stimulation to stop...so if you've tried everything, maybe then just move to a quiet, dark space and hold the baby in a comfortable position to see if maybe they will settle down in a less stimulating environment. I used to put my son in his car seat (or some type of baby seat) and sit with him in the dark bathroom with the vent fan on. He liked the "white noise" of the fan and the dark helped to calm him down. Hope that helps. All babies are different, that makes it really tricky. You'll get the hang of it though! I loved the book "Secrets of the Baby Whisperer" by Tracey Hogg. She gives excellent advice for how to "read" babies different cries and body language (so that you are able to respond based on what the baby is "telling" you they need) instead of you having to guess. I thought it was a great book. Good luck!
Jacqueline - posted on 12/11/2008
Yep, babies "talk" through crying. Sometimes you get used to the different pitches and can tell if they're hungry or wet, or...
First try changing the diaper, then try burping, then feeding, then rocking.
One thing that saved my sanity when my daughter was little was a little vibrating chair (just a wire frame with a cloth seat spread over it and a vibrator... sounds kind of weird, but it really calms down cranky babies!
Larissa - posted on 12/11/2008
babies cry to tell you something is wrong.....just cause u can't see something is wrong doesn't mean nothing is!
gas, teething, tired, hungry, wet, lonely, scared, just a few.
or maybe (cross our fingers) your child is just very collicky, and nothing but time will soothe them(my husband was a collicky baby and didn't stop crying until 2 years old.
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