comfortingThe easiest way to stop a baby crying is to give them what they need. You can’t spoil a new baby.

To comfort a crying baby

  • Take care of physical problems first – hunger, clean nappy, wind
  • Pick them up and hold them close to your chest
  • Walk with your baby in a sling or in a stroller
  • Rock your baby in a rhythmic, gentle motion
  • Talk, sing or distract them
  • Gently pat or stroke on the back or chest
  • Bring your baby for a ride in the car or even a walk for a change of scene
  • Try some light baby message
  • Turn on some white noise (such as a washing machine or vacuum cleaner)