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how do sooth a crying infant

my first grand son hardly ever cried as an infant but this new one cries all the time. hes ben changed , fed and burped. no one can sleep. i dint think its colic. help were running out of ideas.

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Asked by stressedoutgran at 2:02 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • change positions constantly. try a bath. get him naked. try a car ride.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:04 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • We got a lot of good tips from The Happeist Baby on the Block, there is a book but I really recommend the DVD. In short, the basic idea is that the first three months or so are like the Fourth Trimester, the baby is still so tiny and frail and trying to get used to life outside the womb and is comforted by doing things to make them feel similar to the way they did in the womb. That is done by swaddling, to keep them snug like they were in the womb, Shushing, or white noise, because the sound in the womb can be as loud as a vacuum cleaner so loud noises like fans, etc can be soothing, Sucking on a pacifier, etc, Swinging in your arms or a swing because the baby is weightless in the womb and used to constant motion of Mom moving, And I think the other one was to put them on their Side, as in hold them on their side. If you get the DVD it will make sense, we used different combos of these techniques for several months. Good luck!

    Answer by MaryMW at 2:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Swaddle him, wrap him to your chest in a baby wrap and walk around. Some babies need to be held tight in an upright position. It does help with colic as well.

    Answer by ecodani at 2:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Put him on your lap and bump him up and down. Pat him too. Is he teething.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:18 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • My daughter screamed for the first 11 months of her life. Swaddling did help some, but nothing really worked. You have to learn to put the child down and walk away sometimes. I assume you have discussed this with the pediatrician and have ruled out allergic reactions to foods, etc.

    Answer by Marwill at 2:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Warm a blanket in the dryer and wrap him tight in it, that helped my son.

    Answer by parajumper3 at 3:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Wrap him tight and hold him belly down on the front of your arm with is head just a little lower than his feet. Rock him slowly back and forth and hum quietly to him.

    Answer by Robbiesmommy83 at 4:12 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Extra nursing (for comfort as well as nutrition)

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:27 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • what have you tried? there are soooo many diffrent things lol

    Answer by SimplyErathy at 9:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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