If there’s one thing you will inevitably learn as a parent, it’s that babies cry a lot. It could be because of a number of different reasons. They cry when they’re hungry, when they have a wet diaper, when they are tired, or when they need your attention, and so on.
However, that’s not the difficult part. The tricky part is getting your fussy little munchkin to calm down. There is no one perfect way or method to do that. You, like every parent, may have some or the other unique trick up your sleeve which may or may not work. It will be a bit of a struggle trying to figure out what works when you’re trying to calm your crying baby. But, sooner or later, you will crack the code.
In the meantime, read ahead for some time-tested tips and techniques to calm your fussy baby:
Stay on the move: If you think about it, your baby just spent 9 months in your womb while you were constantly moving around. Now that they’re out, lying still in a crib or a cot may make them feel restless, fussy, and uncomfortable. So, try to rock your baby in your arms or place them in a baby rocker or a baby swing. Take your baby for a drive once you’ve installed a car seat. You can also take them for a stroll around the block. These simple movement tips will surely keep them calm, engaged, and distracted. They may even help your baby fall asleep.
Make their environment cosy: Your baby is used to being nestled in the cosy environment of your womb. It makes them feel safe, protected and offers them comfort. So, anytime you notice that your baby is showing signs of discomfort or fussiness, wrap them up in a swaddle with their arms across their chest. You’ll see that your baby will calm down and even fall asleep in a matter of minutes. Swaddles remind your baby of the comfort of your womb and help to soothe their uneasiness.
Keep the noise going: When your baby is inside your womb, they can hear various different sounds. The sound of your heart beating, your breath, sounds from your stomach, and many more. Therefore, they tend to get uneasy and fussy in absolute silence. To eliminate their discomfort and soothe them, you can turn on the fan. The whirring sounds of a fan is something babies find comforting. You could even bring home a white noise machine.
Keep them entertained: Babies get fussy often for a number of reasons. One of them could be that they’re bored and need your attention. So, it’s important to keep them entertained. You could do that by simply indulging in some baby talk, making silly faces, reading to them, singing to them, playing with them. You could even get a baby walker with a lot of interactive toys attached to it so they can learn to walk and stay entertained at the same time.
Yes, babies do cry and get fussy very often. But, they’re also very easily entertained. There are a number of things you can do like the techniques mentioned above to keep fussiness at bay and bond with your baby at the same time.