Fussy babies can make a household very stressful. Knowing how to calm a baby, and having the things you need, will make life much easier for mom and dad, and the rest of the family.
Having a baby is expensive. Really expensive. There are so many things a baby needs and it can add up quickly. Buying the necessities like diapers and wipes are never as fun as buying cute clothes, tiny little baby shoes, and fun toys. If your baby is the first grandchild in the family, then you don’t have the benefit of hand-me-downs from older cousins. Buying a wardrobe full of brand new clothes isn’t cheap. That’s why I love a good consignment sale.
3) Baby Swing – Sometimes Mom and Dad just need a break, and a Best Baby Swing is the perfect stand in, therefore it makes my list of baby must have items. Whether your little one is colic, or not, Baby Swings are not only designed to sooth and comfort, but they can also provide plenty of entertainment. Ours had a little mobile attached that hung above our daughters head, she was obsessed with it, always starring at it, trying to grab it. I used to put her in the swing, with the baby monitor set up next to it of course, and then I’d hop in the shower. It was sometimes the only way I could get a shower!
Your baby will pick their own favorite from among his or her toys. He or she will pick the sleeping toy with which they feel most comfortable. Once you baby has attached to a toy, go buy four or five of the same toy. Alternate the duplicate toy with baby, so that they all get the same degree of wear. A new toy will not replace a comfy, loved toy that your baby has slept with for months.
A tired baby can become fussy and will not want to cooperate with the parents until they can relax and get some sleep. This unit will sway the infant back and forth or from side to side to help her get some much needed sleep. This can be a quick escape for either parent to get something quick to eat or return that much wanted phone call.
Your baby may be upset because their pacifier has fallen or their favorite blanket is not in their site. Give them one of their favorite items to see if the crying will subside.
Lastly, after making the purchase, use it immediately and make a close observation of it. If it doesn’t in any way satisfy you or it somehow fell short of its promise according to its features, you can either try to return it to the store or contact the product manufacturer.
Of course, before trying any of the suggestions above, one would want to make sure that the baby’s basic needs of a dry diaper and a full tummy have been taken care of. If those don’t settle a colicky crying baby, then try one, or all, of the suggestions above. Just remember you must be calm first. If it’s been going on too long, get someone to watch the baby and get away for an hour or two. Not only will the break help you, but it will help the baby to have a relaxed parent.