Hold your baby close to you, and quietly sing or talk to your baby. Sing peacefully that helps your child to feel calm and consoling. You can talk softly and use words or phrases like ‘You’re okay’, ‘It’s okay’, ‘I am here for you’, ‘Everything is good’ etc.
Keep Your Baby Moving
If the weather permits, put your baby in the stroller and take a brisk walk. You might even buckle the baby into his/her car seat and take a short drive. However, it is best to walk as it helps your child to look around peacefully and feel good.
One of the best ways to comfort your child is by turning the music on and showing some moves. Don’t feel embarrassed as your child may like it and may join you. Music and dance always work best when it comes to comforting a child.
Kids cry out loud when they are very hungry. So, it is essential for you to feed your child every three to four hours. If you are confused about the eating timings, you may ask your doctor to guide you with the same. Breastfed or formula-fed your child and see if your child manages to stay calm.
These are pointers that you should try while comforting a crying baby. However, during this time, you need to keep a few pointers in your mind that can be very beneficial to help your child.
Things You Should Keep in Mind to Calm a Crying Baby
Read the below pointers to understand things that you should keep in mind while comforting a crying baby.
Always remind yourself that it’s normal to get frustrated when your baby is crying. Remember, losing your patience and getting angry won’t help you but increase your problem more.
Take Time Out
If you feel you are about to lose your patience, put your child in a safe place, maybe in his/her and get out of the room for some fresh air.
When you think you are ready to go back into the room and deal with your crying baby, go for it. However, make sure you don’t take much time to relax when you are alone with your child.