December 28, 2007 |
Babies have a language all their own.
At first, you may not be able to differentiate between the cries: Does your baby need a clean diaper? Does your baby’s tummy hurt? Is your baby simply bored?
Learning how your baby communicates will take time. But no matter how well-versed you become at baby babble, there will be times when no matter what you do, your baby won’t stop crying. We’ve all been there.
Here are some tips when it seems like you’re all out of ideas.
Good vibrations. Try placing your baby in a bouncy chair on top of the washer or dryer while its running. Sometimes the gentle vibrations will do the trick.
Go for a little drive. Sometimes the gentle purr of an engine and motion of a car is enough to relax a baby into a deep slumber.
Soothing sounds. If you don’t have white noise machine, consider placing your baby in a bouncy chair and running your vacuum, turning on the tap water or starting your dishwasher.
Massage. Use baby oil and gently caress your baby from head to toe.
Swaddle her in warmth. Warm a blanket in the dryer – make sure it’s warm, not hot and wrap your baby in it.
A gentle breeze. Place a small fan near your baby (but not too close so that he or she can touch it) or lightly blow on your baby’s face, feet, tummy and hands.