Fussy Baby? 6 Simple Strategies to Help Soothe Your Little One! by Kaila Weingarten

6 years ago
Fussy Baby? 6 Simple Strategies to Help Soothe Your Little One!

Baby a little fussy? Try these six tips to help calm the storm!

  • Shush Little Baby - Say "shhhh, shhhhhh" or use white noise (run a vacuum cleaner, white noise machine or hair dryer).
  • Rock a Bye Baby - There's a reason the pictures always shows a rocking chair in the nursery. If your arms hurt, a baby swing can take over!
  • Outside Time and Fresh Air - I used to meet my husband outside when my baby was kvetchy. Miraculously, she usually calmed down.
  • Sing to Your Baby - Your baby won't care what your voice sounds like!
  • Encourage Transitional Objects of Comfort - Give Baby blankets, dolls, a stuffed toy, etc., that he or she associates with calm.
  • Stay Calm Yourself - The HARDEST THING EVER. But I've taken to deep breathing lately, and it kind of helps.

As with every storm, this one, too, shall pass. 

Hudson Baby Plush Security Blanket
Hudson Baby Plush Security Blanket $25
These blankets present a soft and gentle place for Baby to snuggle and sleep.
Baby Shusher
Baby Shusher $32
Quickly soothes fussy baby with rhythmic "shush" sound. Can set timer for 15 or 30 minutes and has a built-in sound sensor and user-controlled volume.
myBaby SoundSpa Portabl
myBaby SoundSpa Portabl $20
Creates a comforting environment with six nature sounds to choose from - heartbeat, white noise, ocean, summer night, thunderstorm and brook.
Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman
Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman $147
This is the ideal glider and ottoman combination for your nursery with generous seating room, padded arm cushions and a pocket to store your belongings.
Graco Simple Sway Swing
Graco Simple Sway Swing $91
This baby swings small frame design fits in any room of your home so you can easily keep Baby close wherever you are.

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Kaila Weingarten
What do you use to calm your baby? My little ones have all had their time in the swing, and my 4 week old is actually finally sleeping in there now.

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