Soothing A Crying Baby

Babies cry for a variety of reasons. Crying is the only way your baby can tell you something is wrong. Try to find out the reason why the baby is crying:

  • Make sure your baby has a dry diaper
  • Make sure your baby is not too hot or too cold
  • Check for signs of illness or discomfort, such as diaper rash, teething, and tight clothing
  • Try feeding or burping your baby
  • Soothe your baby by lightly rubbing his/her back
  • Gently rock your baby
  • Offer a pacifier
  • Sing or talk softly to your baby
  • Take your baby for a walk
  • Take your baby for a drive in his/her car seat
  • Call the doctor if you think your baby may be sick

Never shake a baby.
Shaking can cause irreversible damage or death.

Healthy Babies Start With Healthy Moms