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Pacifying a crying infant

Provide physical contact. Sometimes babies cry simply because they miss the close contact with their mothers that they enjoyed for nine months.

Pacifying a crying infant

  • Provide physical contact. Sometimes babies cry simply because they miss the close contact with their mothers that they enjoyed for nine months.
  • Respond promptly. Crying is the only way a baby can communicate with the world around him. When you respond immediately to your baby's cry, you give her a sense of control over her surroundings and a feeling that he is important to you.
  • Feed her if she is hungry. Nursing a baby can help calm down your baby when she is hungry, as well as otherwise.  
  • Distract her. Provide some continuous and uniform noise. It will help distract her from crying. It may be any static sound, like that of heartbeat, rain, vacuum cleaner, mixer etc.
  • Take your baby outside. It might be possible that she is tired of the same surroundings.
  • If the baby continues to cry despite all attempts to pacify him, consult your doctor.
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