Try these ideas for calming your baby.
- Shushing (using "white noise," or rhythmic sounds that mimic the constant
whir of noise in the womb, with things like vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, clothes dryers, a running tub, or a white noise
- Side/stomach positioning (placing the baby on the left side - to help
digestion - or on the belly while holding him or her, then putting the sleeping baby in
the crib or bassinet on his or her back)
- Swaddling (wrapping the baby up snugly in a blanket to help him or her
feel more secure)
- Swinging gently (rocking in a chair, using an infant swing, or taking
a car ride to help duplicate the constant motion the baby felt in the womb)
- Make sure your baby's basic needs are met (for example, he or she isn't hungry and doesn't
need to be changed).
- Check for signs of illness, like fever or swollen gums.
- Rock or walk with your baby.
- Sing or talk to your baby.
- Offer the baby a pacifier or a noisy toy.
- Take the baby for a ride in a stroller.
- Hold the baby close against your body and breathe calmly and slowly.
- Call a friend or relative for support or to take care of the baby while you take a break.
- If nothing else works, put the baby on his or her back in the crib, close the door, and check on the baby in 10 minutes.
- Call your child's doctor if nothing seems to be helping your infant, in case there is a medical
reason for the fussiness.
Ask Dr. Sears about calming a fussy baby
GEO Cities Calming Techniques
Baby Zone Tips and Community Connections
Pioneer Thinking Calming Tips and Techniques
Parenthood Ideas for Calming a Fussy Baby
Bosom Buddies Calming Ideas
Click here to visit our "Baby Corner" Photo Album.
Giving Parents a Helping Hand.
YAPS is appreciative of the support received from
The information contained on this website is designed
for educational purposes only. The information is not meant to replace the recommendations or advice of your Doctor or Pediatrician.
Please consult your care providers regarding you and your child’s health
All rights reserved
on the design & content of this site 2004-PRESENT. Pictures, personal stories and experiences on this site are the
property of the owner and may not be copied or reproduced without written permission.