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fussy newborn anyway to help soothe them?

My newborn is a few days old done everything any advice ?

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Asked by firstimemommy21 at 2:38 AM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • pacifier? although I don't recommend them after about 6 months

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 2:39 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Have you watched the Happiest Baby On The Block? It's from the book, but seeing it is easier and faster. See if the library has a copy, or if the hospital has a library with a copy. It was a life saver! It's the 5 S's: swaddle, suck, sway, shush, and side. It's hard to describe without seeing it, but I'm telling you, it's a miracle. Hang in there, mama!!

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:51 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Have you tried undressing the baby to make sure nothing is pinching him?
    Bicycling the legs to relieve gas?
    Take the baby outside (even if it's a little cold going outside for just for few seconds to kind of "shock" the baby I guess you could say with the new environment).
    Bouncing and making a whooshing sound (sounds like the nutrion coming through the placenta).


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I very lightly tap my daughters bottom while she is swaddled and close but not too close to her ear I say shhhhhh very quietly and keep making the sound until she settles down. I saw the secrets from the baby whisperer author do that on a talk show when I was pregnant with my oldest son. She said that it imitates the sound of the womb to some degree and that soothes them. It worked with all three of my kids so far. Something my fil did to get my kids to sleep was stand up and pat the babies back and very lightly bounce your body up and down and side to side in whatever way is most comfortable to you. He has never failed to get them asleep that way but his back and arms have paid the price on occasion.

    Answer by tyandlukesmom at 4:25 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Swaddle the baby and lay him on your chest.
    Try and stay calm....they feel if you are stressed.
    Play calming music or sing softly.
    Talk to him softly.
    Sway while you are holding him.
    Wish I lived near you....I LOVE newborn babies.
    Hugs and hang in there Mommy.

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 5:26 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Thanks everybody crossing my fingers hope it works ;)

    Comment by firstimemommy21 (original poster) at 7:25 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • The ladies on here have given you some great advice!! Keep trying Momma you will find what works for you and baby!

    Answer by dez0717 at 8:17 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Wear your baby, with a sling or other carrier

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:35 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • good luck!

    Answer by SimplyErathy at 12:44 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

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