Clever parents since the beginning of time have figured how out to soothe their crying babies—I wouldn't want to imagine a world where they didn't! And as technology advances, each generation discovers their own baby calming techniques. Whether you tend toward the old or the new, experiment with a few and you'll soon find the ones that work best to calm your wee wailing one!
10 of the Best Ways to Soothe a Baby
- White Noise
- Smart sleepers
Most soothing techniques fall into one of the 5 categories: swaddling (snug holding), side/stomach position, shushing (white noise, swinging (motion) and sucking—also known as the the 5 S’s!
What do these techniques have in common? They all impersonate the uterus!
Parents have used many of them for millennia, but our generation is the first in history to know that they work by switching on the calming reflex.
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