Advice On Fussy Babies

Written by Baby Mummy Time x

I am a fully qualified Associate Teacher with Mama Baby Bliss. I have two beautiful ‘babies’ of my own, a 7 year old daughter and a 9 year old son (they grow-up far too fast!). I am very excited and passionate about the benefits of Baby Massage and Baby Yoga and look forward to sharing many special memories being forged between parents and their babies in my classes. Sam x

November 24, 2015

Fussy Babies

Why do advertisers of baby products use cute, joyful babies in their ads? Contrary to popular belief, babies do not spend all of their times smiling and being happy. Irritability is the characteristic of almost every little kid. They experience anxiety and foremost babies cry, causing a lot of ruckus.

A baby doesn’t make a concerted effort to cry. It is the instinctive response to the infant’s sensation of being hungry, in pain or afraid. When an infant becomes uncomfortable, he / she will inhale and exhale quickly causing the vocal cords to vibrate, which will produce a crying sound.

Crying definitely gains attention for babies. A crying baby gets the attention of everyone around. The babies cry works when the mom or baby-sitter comes to comfort it and give it much needed attention.

For as long as there have been babies there have been parents soothing and caring for them. Below is a list of the four most successful and popular techniques.

A fussy baby can be calmed by rocking back and forth (rhythmic motion). Using a soft, low voice to sing and talk to the baby will help comfort and console. You can also use visual distractions for a fussy baby. This means that you draw the babies attention to something colorful or interesting. This article answers how to handle, cradle and carry an unhappy baby. It is instinctive for an adult to want to comfort a crying baby just as it is normal for a baby to cry.

In addition, the suckling activity soothes a fussy infant. Babies don’t always need to be nourished when they are sucking. Think about a pacifier. Another way to soothe a fussy baby, especially a newborn, is to swaddle it. The womb used to fit, was loved by the baby. Simply tightly bundling a baby can make him feel more comfortable and temporarily stop him from fussing. The concept here is if one method, for instance rocking the baby, doesn’t soothe him, then try something different. Try a combination of different techniques until you find the one that affords your fussing baby comfort.

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