Easy ways to comfort a baby when crying | Health.D Cam

October 28, 20203min60
Sexual and Reproductive Health- Maternal and Child Health

When your baby cries, they are telling you that something is wrong and they need your help. There is no prescriptive drug that will stop the flow of emotions, though their effects can be curtailed. Here are some simple tips you can try:

1. Soothing tone
Loud noises can make your baby cry, soft sounds can calm them down. Try different sounds, including: Home appliances such as dishwashers or washing machines. If the sound really helps, make a note of it and repeat it the next time the baby cries. Babies or toddlers are also accustomed to familiar sounds. Sing to your child gently, softly or quietly as you bless them or as they lie on your chest.

2. Movement
Does your baby ever stop crying after you pick him/her up and walk around? If so, you know that movement can be a method. Crying babies often find comfort in smooth, rhythmic movements, such as shaking their head in a rocking chair, hammock, or twitching. Try different types of movements to see what works best for your child.

3. Contact for comfortable
Your baby can relax when he feels like he/her is in the womb. Gently wrap the baby in a blanket or towel in a heart-shaped pattern. Sleep with him/her on your side or keep him/her close to you. A warm bath can also help.

4.The 5 S’s
Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp recommends using a combination of five principles to soothe a crying baby. This method can help create a safe feeling like they are in the womb.
1. Swaddling
2. Side/stomach soothing -lay baby on her side or stomach. Use this when your baby’s colicky, but don’t leave her unwatched. And never put her to sleep on her side or stomach — always lay her on her back.
3. “Shhhing” sounds
4. Swinging
5. Sucking

 

Article by: Health.D Cam
Source: WEB MD

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