Some things I do for when my daughter is cranky:
Nurse (if it's close enough to the next feeding and nothing else has worked), burp her just in case she gulped some air, gas drops if I can tell that it's gas pain that's bothering her, hold her tight, pat her butt, and walk around the house swaying with her, put her in the swing on high, try to give her pacifier in combination with one of the things I mentioned before, if she's not sleepy I'll take her into a well lit room and baby talk her or show her reflection to her, and if everything I've tried doesn't seem to be working I'll hand her off to my husband. Sometimes just letting someone else give it a try does the trick.
at 9:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2011