Parenthood is a blissful period with your little one around you. Becoming parents is not just about bringing your kid to life but it is a lifelong commitment. You need to be there with them 24*7 until they start speaking and walking for their safety. New parents do know the pain when the baby cries. Your parenting skills come to test at the time of a baby’s cry as it becomes difficult at times to soothe them and stop their cry. If you have just become a parent and don’t know how to comfort your baby in such a situation, this article is a must-read for you. We have listed some easy and effective baby soothing tips for you.
Sing a lullaby or turn on some music
Firstly, begin by singing a lullaby or song to them. This is a tried and tested practice that a lot of Indian parents do to calm their babies. Babies love melodious sounds and therefore, you should try this. This does work in 90% of cases.
But if you are a terrible singer, don’t do this. Your baby might get irritated. Jokes apart, you may also put on some good soothing music to relax the baby.
Rock the baby in your arms
Babies get easily irritated especially when you put them on a bed for long periods. This might be a reason for your baby’s cry. Take the baby in your arms and rock gently. He might be craving these motions.
Take him out for a stroll
Kids these days don’t like to stay indoors for long and get bored. They start crying out of boredom. If the weather is pleasant outside and suitable for the baby, take him out in his stroller. Nature, people, new things amaze them. They’ll stop crying as they get busy enjoying the new environment.
Swaddling helps the child feel safe and comfortable in your arms. Just wrap the baby in a soft and snugly blanket and keep him close to your chest. This can be also done to put the baby to sleep.
Turn off the lights
Analyzing a baby’s liking is very difficult especially in the first year. Some babies don’t like excessive lighting around them. They cry out of irritation. It is important to notice their patterns to understand their liking and behavior.
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The 5 S's of parenting
As per pediatricians, there are 5 important S’s that every parent should know and practice to calm the baby.
Smoothing- Place the baby on your stomach when he can’t sleep.
Swaddling- This will soothe your cranky infant.
‘Shhh’ sound- This is a very basic and most used trick to calm a baby.
Sucking- Feed the baby.
Swinging- Swing the baby in gentle motions.
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