5 tips to calm your baby's crying

Are you looking for tips to calm your baby's crying? Here are some useful tips for you. First of all, however, it is important to ask why the baby is crying. The reasons can be varied and range from hunger to fatigue, from sickness to thirst, from dirty diapers to colic, from the tooth that comes out to simple loneliness ...

Watch this video to understand how to interpret the baby's cry:

Once you understand the reasons, calming your baby down can be a problem. Let's discover together 5 effective methods to try to calm him down and calm the crying as quickly as possible, as well as in a more lasting way:

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1. Calm your baby's crying by removing toys from the crib

It often happens that the baby cries because he is disturbed in his sleep by elements that surround him, such as a toy left in the cradle or a simple music box.

When you place it in the cradle, eliminate the soft toys and other toys, remove the music boxes immediately: in this way you will avoid that the baby, moving in his sleep, can collide with them and wake up, starting a desperate cry again.

2. Wrap your baby in a blanket

Wrapping your baby in a blanket can be a great way to calm the baby from crying. Hold it in your arms wrapped in a fetal position. You can also choose a nursing pillow to wrap it. This is an excellent solution, especially if the reason for crying is loneliness.

But be careful that the temperature is not too high and the child does not suffer from the heat, otherwise wrapping him in the blanket could be counterproductive.

3. Repeat a little ritual

Inventing a small ritual can be very effective in calming the baby's crying, who will immediately feel reassured and reassured. It can be something very simple, like singing him a lullaby or hugging him in a certain way, or even placing his favorite soft toy next to him (only to remove him once he is asleep).

The important thing is that the rite always remains the same and does not change, or it will no longer have its soothing power.

4. Keep it close to you

Holding the baby in your arms is very important in the first months of life. It will first of all help him in the digestion process. If once after eating and falling asleep in the crib he wakes up crying, it is likely that he is not digesting well and may have colic. Holding him against you will help him calm his crying and fall asleep again.

Keeping him close to you (without shaking him too much, please!) Is very reassuring from a psychological point of view for the baby. He will surely wake up in a great mood after sleeping in your arms for a while, obviously looking for a comfortable position for you too.

5. If you can't calm your baby's crying alone, get help

Don't experience it as a defeat and let someone help you calm your baby's crying! Dad, first of all. Because it doesn't necessarily have to be always and only the mother who does it.

If you are a single mom, get help from someone you trust, such as your mother or sister, or a very close friend: all people that the child will learn to see as reassuring, avoiding taking up your stress, which he will not. other than to make him nervous even further!

At that point, your baby will also smile like them again:

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