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Crying Baby: Creative Tips on Calming Baby

Oct 7, 2007
Hush little baby dry all those tears, because if you don't mommy's going to hear and if mommy hears those tears, mommy will want to scream and you'll be feared! Sound familiar?

I know it sounds way too familiar. We as parents can not stand the shrill of a baby screaming or crying. It makes us nervous and sometimes makes us mad. It acts on our every nerve.

But, why can't we handle it? What makes us want to scream or escape the noise of a crying baby? Is it that we don't understand what they want or is it that we just don't like the noise? My answer to both of those questions would be a big YES!

As the mother of four, I have experienced numerous occasions, almost daily, when my baby cries and doesn't stop for anything I do. In this case, I have to be very creative and come up with ideas that will get her to stop.

In this article, I will provide tips on how to get your baby not to cry. I can't promise you that it will work, but anything is worth a try when you are in desperate help.

However, before we get into ways to get your baby to stop crying, we should try to understand what it is they are crying about. Your baby obviously is in need of something, whether it be your attention, a feeding, a diaper change, a nap, or teething medicine. It is your responsibility to try to understand their needs.

Understanding your baby's cries will tremendously help you in fulfilling her needs. Their cries are their only way of communicating what it is they want and need. The next several times your baby cries, take a few moments to evaluate it. Is it a high pitch squeal, or is it a deep low cry?

By understanding the differences of your babies crying, you are building up communication with your baby, which may in turn, help you out in caring for your baby. Now, if after you have tried all you can to understand what it is your baby wants and no success, then you could follow these tips:

Tip #1
Take your baby outside, if it isn't too cold and this will be a change of environment that could possible quite baby up. Some fresh air can sometimes be a relief to both mommy and baby.

Tip #2
Go on a drive. Get in the car, buckle baby up safely in car seat, turn the air and the radio on and drive for a while. Your baby will enjoy the scenic route!

Tip #3
Turn the radio on and dance with baby. Babies love to be held and swung around attached to the side of mommy. Just be careful that you don't get to crazy with it.

Tip #4
Give your baby a bath. Some nice, luke warm water and a good scrub may be enough to calm baby down and possibly get them to sleep.

Tip #5
Have your other children play games with baby or play games with baby yourself. A good peek-a-boo could be all it takes to get baby to cheer up.

Tip #6
If your baby is teething, try a teething gel and you could also possibly try gas drops for gas. Neither of these two things would harm your baby. I have used gas drops on many occasions and it has helped.

Just remember, you are not alone. If your baby won't stop crying after everything and you are getting frustrated, put your baby in their crib and take a few breaths or count to ten.

We, as moms, know how frustrated we can get and sometimes all we need is a little bit of down time. Get others to help if you really need it! Also, if your baby continues to cry for more then a few hours, you may want to call your pediatrician to get their opinion.
About the Author
Dawn Lambie, author, is the mother of four. If you would like more free information on babies, visit http://www.diaperyears.com
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