Soothing a crying baby is a skill that takes trial and error, patience … and more patience.
New parents, beaming over their beautiful babies, often find themselves bewildered and frustrated when nothing seems to soothe these wailing creatures!
While you can try many techniques to quiet your baby, it’s important to know that sometimes, newborns just cry. Experienced parents will share their stories about the nightly “witching hour,” when their babies cry and cry, seem inconsolable, and minutes feel like hours.
Trial and Error
The first step in soothing a crying baby is to try to figure out why he is crying. Is he hungry? Is his diaper wet or dirty? Is he in an uncomfortable position?