Infant Crying Up a Storm? These 6 Steps Can Help Calm Them Down

children health & wellness parenting personal development relationships Apr 23, 2022
Infant Crying Up a Storm? These 6 Steps Can Help Calm Them Down

One big challenge that new parents can never truly be ready for is just how much infants cry. Babies cry all the time. And they cry to call attention to a wide number of issues. If you want to take good care of your baby, you’ll have to develop some intuition about their crying. Figure out exactly what makes your baby upset under different circumstances and situations.


It Doesn’t Hurt to Be a Mind-Reader:

Lifestyle Writer/Pediatric Expert Renee A. Alli suggests, “Night after night with a frantic baby is hard on parents. It's normal to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and not up to the job. If nothing seems to work, take a break. When that’s not an option, remember that it’s OK to let your baby cry in the crib for a little bit while you collect yourself.” Here are a few quick tips on how to soothe a weeping baby:


STEP #01 – Check Their Diaper:

Babies who soil themselves experience a lot of discomfort until their diapers are changed. This discomfort usually triggers fits of crying.


STEP #02 – Double Check When the Baby Was Last Fed:

Food is also another common reason why babies cry. If babies are hungry, they’ll show distress by crying. If babies are overfed/bloated, they’ll also cry until someone burps them.


STEP #03 – Check if the Baby Has Symptoms of a Fever:

When babies start crying, and the typical reasons aren’t to blame, it could be that they’re feeling ill.  Checking for fever is a good start towards diagnosing ailments.


STEP #04 – Cuddle and Rock Your Baby Gently:

Babies need soothing whenever they cry.  And a lot of times, gentle rocking will do the trick.  Simply hold the baby close to your chest, and sway it back and forth for a short while.


STEP #05 – Maintain a Calm Tone of Voice:

Babies can pick up on hostility from adults.  So if and when you comfort an infant, make sure to use a reassuring tone of voice, regardless of how noisy they’re being.


STEP #06 –Use a Pacifier:

Pacifiers provide a certain measure of comfort to babies who are teething.  And in some cases, they simply distract young ones from wanting to scream.



Regardless of the root cause, parents should never ignore the situation when a baby cries. The sound of crying might be aggravating, but it’s actually the only recourse that babies have to convey discomfort. Yes, it takes patience to make it through the early stages of parenting, but don’t let this discourage you from doing the needful as a parent. Whether you’re interested in personal development, health and wellness, bettering your relationships, or the overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (800) 913-0222 to find out how Richard Martinez can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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