No matter what age or stage your newborn baby is, when it cries it gets on other’s nerves. This is especially true when out in public. There are ways to calm a baby when it’s crying at home, as well as out in public. Here is a list of the top six ways to calm a crying baby.
#1: Millikan Drops
If a baby has gas, they will naturally cry as a reaction to let their parents know. Sometimes patting their back isn’t enough to release these gas bubbles. Therefore, using Millikan drops, an over the counter gas relief remedy for babies, is an option to consider. If you explore this option, however, be sure to read the instructions for how much and how often to administer.
#2: White Noise Machine
White noise has been known to have a calming effect on people of all ages, especially a newborn baby. There are many ways to achieve this goal ranging from using a fan set on low or an actual white noise machine. Many pediatricians will advise against the use of using a fan because it could cause the baby to become chilled or it could dry out their nasal passageways.
#3: Baby Carrier
Some babies feel more comfortable when they are placed in their baby carriers. They will cry less often because they feel more snug, secure, and cuddled. Also, there is less occurrences of gastrula reflux when babies are on their backs and sleeping slightly upward at an angle. It is not a good idea, nor is it safe, however to keep a baby unattended in their baby carrier. If you choose this option, be sure you’re supervising.
This is another way of swaddling a baby while out in public whereby the baby is carried directly against their parent. Some parents carry their baby in their homes using their Bjorn, as well, to provide extra body to body comfort and help their baby feel secure.
#5: Nursery Monitors
Use of nursery monitors prevents parents from rushing into nurseries whenever a baby starts crying. They can monitor whether their baby is just fussy, how long they’re crying, if they’re able to calm themselves, and so on.
#6: The Fussy Baby Book
This is an excellent resource written by Dr. Sears teaching new parents about how to allow babies to calm themselves, be in the area when babies are crying, and prevent over-stimulation.