Calmly a Fussy Baby Naturally
Nothing can be more nerve racking for a parent than
the wail of a baby who can’t be comforted. You can lose a lot of
sleep and at some points come close to losing your sanity. While
everyone has their own ideas for raising children one of the best
things you can do for your baby is calm them naturally. Here is some
info to help you finally calm your baby.
Many parents and doctors will tell you to just leave your baby alone
when they are crying. The philosophy is that if no one comes to help
the baby, they will learn to “self soothe”. The truth is small
babies don’t have the emotional capabilities to self soothe. Yes,
the baby will stop crying eventually, but only because it feels it
has been abandoned and has given up on seeking help. A baby who
isn’t comforted when they cry believes their parents no longer care.
This can destroy the parental bond and the child’s self esteem.
Letting a baby “cry it out” may not always be the best option.
On the other hand, your psychological health matters too. There’s
bound to be the occasional time that you can’t take it anymore and
no one is around to help you. If you feel you’ve reached your
breaking point, it’s all right to take a break from your child for a
few minutes while you regroup. If your child knows you’re coming
back eventually, they will be less likely to feel abandoned.
The best way to learn to soothe your crying baby is to get to know
them. Most of the time, the child is crying because something is
wrong; they’re hungry, tired, grumpy, sick, bored, or have one of a
multitude of other needs, and every one of these problems has a
different cry. If you spend time with your baby and listen
carefully, you should be able to distinguish one cry from another.
You should for other cues such as facial expressions and body
language. The sooner you learn to interpret your child’s crying, the
sooner you’ll be able to satisfy their needs.
Sometimes, babies don’t really have anything wrong
with them and are just plain upset. Here are a few suggestions for
calming a fussy baby:
* Play music. Many babies may also be soothed by you singing to them
or to simple white noise.
* Use Lavender. It is known to have natural calming properties; you
could put it in their bath, bedroom, laundry, or almost anywhere
that the soothing vapors will be able to comfort them.
* Use the 5 S’s. Swaddling, laying the baby on its Side or Stomach,
Shhing, Swinging them in a mechanical swing or your arms, and
offering a breast or pacifier to Suck on will trigger the baby’s
natural calming reflex and help them relax.
* Distract them. Try to offer him his favorite toy or make quiet
baby talk. You may be able to get him to forget he was upset in the
* Give your baby a massage. A massage can be just as relaxing for
your baby as it is for you. Be very gentle with your touch.
If you’ve tried these and other remedies, but your baby still won’t
stop crying, you should take them to the pediatrician just in case.
They may have something simple (but annoying), like colic, but it’s
best to be sure that it’s not something more serious.
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