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What to do When the Baby does not stop Crying?


Here's how to pacify your little squealer according to what he sees, hears, and feels. Keep in mind that different children will respond to different soothing strategies. The trick is to experiment until you find what works.

Some tips for stop baby from crying

1. Who wouldn't feel wired when the lights are on? Create a calming environment by dimming the lights and while a mobile can give soothing effect, it can also cause trouble by providing too much stimulation.

2. Certain sounds are powerful way to trigger calming reflex. Vacuums and fans that create white background noise can produce this effect. We can also put some peaceful music.

3. I'm crying because I'm hungry - Hunger is one of the most common reasons why your baby will cry, especially if she's a newborn.

4. I want to suck on something - Sucking is a natural reflex. For many babies, it's a comforting, soothing activity. If your baby isn't hungry, you might offer a pacifier or help your baby find his or her finger or thumb.

5. I'm lonely - Sometimes simply seeing you, hearing your voice or being cuddled can stop the tears. Calmly hold your baby to your chest. You might place your baby on his or her left side to aid digestion or on his or her stomach for support. Gentle pats on the back might soothe a crying baby, too.

6. I'm tired - Tired babies are often fussy — and your baby might need more sleep than you think. Newborns often sleep up to 16 hours a day. Some newborns sleep even more.

How Do You Swaddle a Baby to help stop Crying?

Many infants want to feel snug and secure, a sensation you can create by swaddling them in a blanket. While you want a tight fit, remember to keep baby's head uncovered, and don't over bundle her.

More Soothing Tips and Products

Sometimes just walking baby around -- giving him a tour of the house or the neighborhood -- will make him stop crying.

It's hard not to jump at every whimper when your infant is younger than a few months, but as he reaches 3 or 4 months, don't react so quickly when he fusses. Give him a chance to relax himself.

If your baby doesn't appear sick, you've tried everything, and he or she is still upset, consider letting him or her cry it out. Crying won't hurt your baby — and sometimes the only way to stop a crying spell is to let it run its course.

Sometimes crying or laughing
are the only options left,
and laughing feels better right now.

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