Teething, colic and changes to sleep routines can all be culprits in upsetting your baby. But help from you is at hand – read our simple solutions to ease those tears.
Hold your baby close, talk softly and give a gentle rub on the back. Babies love a cuddle and often just want to be next to you.
Could bangs be bothering your baby? Try a steady, constant sound, known as white noise, to drown out unwanted noise. You could use a fan to create gentle whirring, switch on the shower, or play sounds from an app – heartbeats are often popular and remind your baby of being in the womb.
Babies love motion and sometimes a little motion can go a long way to help your little one relax. Try walking around carrying your baby, pushing your little one in a stroller, or go for a drive with your child one strapped into the car seat.
Sucking is a tried and true comforting method – whether from breast, bottle, fingers or a soother. Remember to be careful not to overfeed, which could lead to stomach pain and more distress.
If your baby is drooling more than usual, it’s likely your little one is feeling teething pain. Offer a teething ring, or massage the gums, to give your baby a little relief.
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