Baby Crying

5 ways to soothe a crying baby

August 01, 2018

Babies cry, it just comes with being a baby. There can be endless reasons why your baby is crying, it might be tired, hungry, have a full diaper, might be teething, is uncomfortable or simply bored and seeking your attention.


While there are many reasons your baby might cry, there are also some helpful tips and tricks that might help you soothe your baby when nothing else seems to work.


The first thing you need to do is identify why your baby might be crying, as the solution might be just that, if it is tired, let it have a nap, if hungry feed it and if teething try to help with the discomfort  but what if there is no apparent reason and your baby just won't stop crying? It is a very distressing situation for both the child and adult.  This has helped us:


Hold me!

Some babies are just more affectionate than others and need reassurance, by simply holding them in your arms it might stop crying. If your baby just can't get enough of you,  we suggest to try a baby sling or wrap, this way you can walk around and do your tasks almost freely while your baby feels close to you and happy!

Ylva holding baby

This is how our mommy in charge, Ylva does it!


It´s burp time!


One of the most common factors why a baby cries after feeding or during feeding is gas. We have written quite a few articles on this at Organic Baby Food Shop which you can check out in our blog to get more information, but most of the times by simply patting or rubbing your baby`s back, a much-needed burp can help your baby stop feeling uncomfortable.


It is to warm!

Yes, we always try to protect our little ones with everything we possibly can, but sometimes we overdress the baby, making it feel hot and uncomfortable. To avoid this, the general rule is to wear one layer of clothes more than you.


Distract me!


Sometimes a baby just feels like crying, and a great way to get them out of his or her tantrum is a distraction, make funny faces or noises sing a song or just try to make him or her laugh 


The magic hold!

This pediatrician invented and approved technique can help your baby calm down instantly. Follow these simple steps:

Tuck both of the infant's' arms across the chest and use your palm to secure the arms to your baby's chest.

Grab your crying baby around the diaper, making sure to hold it securely.

Gently rock your baby back and forwards with both of your hands keeping it at 45-degree angle while making sure one hand supports both head and chin, while the other has a stronghold between their legs.


This method is used often by pediatricians after giving the baby a vaccine or another uncomfortable procedure, in most of the cases it will calm the baby down immediately.


What is your secret weapon when calming your baby? We would love to hear.



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