A crying baby gets to everyone. Whether your baby is crying because they are hungry, sad, lonely or have colic, you're probably looking for a way to minimize they time they spend crying and screaming. Here are some tried and true techniques to help reduce the amount of time your newborn baby spends crying.
Slings and other baby carriers are great ways to carry a baby. Many infants are calmed by the soothing presence of mom, dad or another care provider. These types of carriers are good alternatives to plastic baby carriers.
Dr. William Sears literally wrote the book on calming fussy babies. Whether it's physical discomfort, colic, over stimulation or whatever reason your little one is crying, this book can help.
When your baby's cries are quiet, try using a monitor to leave your newborn and be around the house still in full range of hearing further cries. Monitors for the nursery are huge hits with parents, allowing them more freedom during nap time.
A Baby Bjorn is a different type of carrier. This is a good carrier if your baby or newborn likes a more upright position, though it's better for babies who are a bit older. This can also be beneficial if your baby suffers from reflux because of the upright positioning.
Perhaps it's gas? We've all heard that, but occasionally it's true! Mylicon is an over the counter medication for infants and newborns to help relieve tummy troubles of the rumbling nature.
White noise or other soothing music can be helpful. Something as simple as a running vacuum or rumbling dryer are enough for some babies. Try putting your baby in a sling and vacuuming the house, or play a CD of lulling music or even pure white noise...