5 Ways to Deal with a Crying Baby
The first three months after having a child is the toughest phase for every parent, Understanding the cries of the baby, catering to its need and soothing the child is a difficult task. So, when you hear your baby cry, here is a check list to help you calm the child.
1. The Golden Checklist
- Does the baby need a diaper change?
- Is the baby sleepy?
- Is the baby hungry?
2. Check on the Attire
Don’t overdress your baby. Clothe them with something comfortable like a onesie -light, loose and an airy attire depending on the temperature.
3. The 5s’
Effective formulae to soothe babies in the first few months are the 5s’
Allow the baby to suck on a pacifier or it’s own thumb. This will help calm the child
Swaddle the baby in a blanket to help her out of the Moro reflex. (The reflex of Jolt when falling from a height, as seen in infants).
- Side/Stomach Position
Putting the baby to sleep sideways also does help in calming it. Avoid putting them to sleep on their back because it can make them restless.
Swinging the tiny tot in the cradle can actually calm it and also help it get a sound sleep.
4. Gas and Reflux
Light abdomen massage in clock-wise motion to push the gas trapped in the intestines would comfort the baby.
5. Feeding at Small Intervals
Feeding small amounts of food multiple times, burping once / twice during / after / the feed can help to avoid acidity