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How to Calm a Crying Baby

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how to calm a crying baby there is
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nothing more heart-wrenching and let’s
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face it sometimes nerve-racking than a
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wailing infant here are a few ways to
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soothe your sweet little crybaby you
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will need a crying baby and as much
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patience as you can muster optional a
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bottle for the baby a pacifier music or
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noise that’s soothing to your baby like
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humming or a vacuum cleaner an exercise
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ball a warm bath and a baby toy no
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matter how frustrated you get never ever
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shake a crying baby just a few seconds
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of jostling can cause serious brain
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damage if you can’t take any more put
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the baby down in a safe place leave the
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room and let her scream while you calm
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yourself down step 1 check all the
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obvious reasons the baby might be crying
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in babies under three months old crying
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is almost always a sign of physical need
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she may be hungry or gassy or wet or hot
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or just plain uncomfortable so offer a
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breast or bottle burp her check her
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diaper make sure her clothes aren’t
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pinching and so on step 2 offer the baby
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a pacifier help her find her thumb or
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slip your own clean pinky into her mouth
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now side down
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step 3 make some soothing noises sing
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hum or gently shush her some babies may
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also become by the sound of a running
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faucet a radio set on static a recording
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of nature sounds or white noise even the
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steady hum of the vacuum cleaner step 4
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try movement take her outside for a walk
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or a car ride
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gently dance with her in your arms or a
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sling rock her side to side or just walk
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around the room if you just can’t make
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another lap around the room try sitting
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on an exercise ball and gently bouncing
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while holding your baby step 5
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try massaging her or putting her in a
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warm soothing bath for babies who become
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invigorated by a massage or bath it’s
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best not to use these methods to try to
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soothe them while crying step 6
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change the scenery give her something
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new to look at by turning on the ceiling
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fan or showing her a toy and remember to
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stay calm and patient after all she
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can’t cry forever did you know the
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average newborn cries two hours per day
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an infant who cries inconsolably at
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least three hours a day for at least
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three days a week probably has colic and
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will outgrow it by three months