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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Soothing a crying baby

Soothing a crying baby-- unusual solutions
Have you been blessed with a sweet, precious infant in your home that NEVER cries... a total angel baby? Well, I know I wasn't... all of my babies cried at some point, and need some soothing. I posted about this a while back, you can find that post here. I recently found an old article called, "What's the most unusual solution you've found for calming your crying baby?" (Article from American Baby magazine, Feb. 2006)

I have typed the article for you below, in case you are in that stage of life when "desperate times call for desperate measures." You never know when one of these different solutions just may help!
found here

-Take a hairdryer and place it on the lowest setting, then move it slowly a few times across the baby's toes. Each time Clara D. did this with her son, he'd be asleep before she finished! Her husband was so surprised to hear that their son had stopped screaming that he came to see for himself.

-To stop her baby's tears, Jackie N,'s husband and Jackie would turn up their television as loud as they could stand it. For some reason, this always made their son smile.

-When Kelly T.'s baby cried, she took her index finger and lightly tapped it around his face. He calmed down almost immediately. Her wise grandmother gave her this interesting technique.

-For some weird reason, Georgia C.'s son loved it when she sang the song, "Ice Ice Baby." She was embarrassed to admit that she knew all the words. Every time she busted out that song, her son erupted into giggles!
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-Rachael K. says that the only way she found to quell her son's crying was to wash his hair. Once that warm water hit his little head, he'd calm down instantly. (My babies never liked getting their hair washed...)

-Christy M. said that she would pretend to cry. If the baby cries loud, she'd cry louder. Eventually with all the noise around her, the baby stopped her fussiness and tried to figure out what is going on.

-Selma D. said that she would pull a hair out of her own head and tickle the baby's nose with it. It may be strange, but it worked like a charm every time.

--When Darla J.'s son got fussy, she'd stand him up to walk. People can't believe when they see a little baby walking around with the aid of his parents, but as soon as they'd set him down, he'd cry again.

-Angelica R.'s baby always fell asleep every time that she sang, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." It's the only thing that really calmed her.

Interesting ideas, right? Next time you are dealing with an upset infant, you may just want to try one of these different techniques and see how it works!

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Exodus 2:7-9

Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him.

John 16:21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when herbaby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

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