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.
Always remember that you’re not failing to raise your baby if you can’t stop a crying one. Sometimes babies simply need to cry it out. Let your child cry out and you be there and console him/her. Make sure your child feels peace and secure when in your arms.
Seek Help to Calm Crying Baby
Seek help from your partner or your family members. Take advantage of baby-sitting offers from trusted friends or neighbors. Use the time to take a nap or simply relax and calm yourself.
Be Gentle to Soothe a Crying Baby
Be gentle when it comes to comforting and calming your child. But remember never shake your baby. Babies have weak neck muscles and it is hard for them to support their heads.
Shaking your baby due to frustration might have severe side effects. Some of the side effects include blindness, brain damage or mental retardation. Severe shaking can be life-threatening or even fatal.
If you’re worried about your ability to cope with a crying baby, contact a family member or friend for support. If you feel something is wrong with your child, consult your doctor and get his/her advice on your child’s health.
However, if you’re having trouble managing your emotions or dealing with parenthood, seek help. Your baby’s health care provider might offer a referral to a counsellor or other mental health provider.