4 ways to soothe a fussy baby

4 ways to soothe a fussy baby

4 ways to soothe a baby

So it’s 2 am and your baby is fussy with no signs of being tired anywhere even remotely close. This can be normal for newborn babies. Fortunately, our experts have been there and done that, and would like to share our 4 ways to soothe a fussy baby.

Car rides

This is one of the most effective ways to soothe a baby. There’s something about the rhythmic motion of the car that helps to rock a baby to sleep. A 5 minute ride around the block a few times will be sure to put your baby at ease. There have been times where the car ride home has been a life saver. The only thing about them that I would consider, is if you know your baby will likely be sleep by the time you get home, make sure to feed them in advance. If you have to wake the baby up to feed them the nap may have only energized them to be up all night. If your baby cries in the car try this.

Lullaby

Rock a bye baby….you know the lyrics. These songs were created to induce sleep. The words are easy so learning the words shouldn’t be an issue. If you don’t know any lullabies here is a list of the top 10 lullabies.

Swaddling

This is one of my personal favorites. Swaddling a child is a way of wrapping them up with a blanket, in a manner that makes them feel snug and secure. This worked perfectly when all of my children were newborns.

Match the noise

Turn up the tv or radio. Sometimes just by having something as loud as the babies cry it makes them quiet down. Not sure of the science behind this but it works. Only do this in small doses, if the baby gets louder, try something else.

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