Watching your baby cry and having no idea how to soothe him or her is frustrating and stressful for every mom. In a situation like this, understanding why your little one cries can be very helpful in soothing the baby & decrease your stress. Babies cannot tell us if they are hungry or itchy or sleepy and hence they cry. It is a way of communicating that they want something. Also besides this, babies have their periods of fussiness particularly during their initial months. This is generally because they have an immature neurological system. It is also a possibility that your baby could be sensitive to things like noise or smell which upsets them. Well, for these and many other situations, there are various things that you can try out to help in soothing your crying baby. We at Zahi Butik Organics, have listed down a few of them. Read below to know more:
Try talking to your little one
This tip is helpful most of the times. Listening to the tone of their mom’s voice can help a baby soothe and stop the cries. Try speaking with your little one in a soft tone to divert his or her attention from crying.
Sing to your baby
Singing can help in calming and soothing your little one. Singing to your baby his or her favorite tune or lullaby. Sing slow songs to which your little one responds.
Take your baby for a drive
Taking your baby out for a drive around the block can stop his or her cries. Diverting your little one’s attention when they cry is the best way to soothe your baby and hence taking him or her out for a drive can help.
Take your baby for a bath
Warm water baths are a great way to soothe your crying baby. This is because the sound of water and the touch of warm water on skin can do wonders when your little one just cannot stop crying. Moms can also join their babies for a bath to soothe them.
Distracting surely helps when a baby cries. Introduce your little one to a new toy or object to divert their attention. You can bring a mirror in front of your little one so he gazes at it and forgets about crying. This can also cheer up a cranky baby.
Your baby crying is quite normal and hence as a parent it is important that you stay calm and keep your cool. If you get too stressed or frustrated it may affect your baby’s mood and the situation may worsen.
(Note: Zahi Butik Organics only provides recommendations based on best practice that a parent should follow. These recommendations should always be discussed with your doctor or pediatrician. It is always best to follow your doctors/pediatrician orders. Please contact your doctor or emergency services, in case of emergency or if your child is unwell or not responding well to recommendations provided.)