Not knowing what to do to soothe a crying baby can be incredibly frustrating and distressing, so try out these tips:
Wrapping baby up can give them a sense of security as it mirrors the pressure they once felt within the uterus. It can also reduce the little jerks they do which can startle and disturb their sleep.
Here’s how to swaddle your baby.
This imitates the continuous wooshing sound they heard in the womb. White noise can also help (sounds such as the vacuum cleaner or fan)
Pat baby’s back or bum
4. Being held
Put baby in a sling and keep baby close to your body. A small baby needs physical closeness and hearing your heart beat can be very soothing
The need to suck is very strong. Giving baby the breast, a clean finger or a dummy can be very soothing.
The warm touch of your hands can console your baby instantly
A warm bath may soothe and calm your baby