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How can contact that comforts help your crying baby?

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Your baby may relax when she feels like she did in the womb. Swaddle her in a blanket, or gently pat her on the back in a pattern like a heartbeat. Lie down with her against your side, or keep her close to your body in an infant sling as you walk around. A warm bath may also help.

From: How to Soothe a Crying Baby WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bright Futures: "How to Soothe a Crying Baby."

Familydoctor.org: "Colic."

Zero to Three: "Self-control."

American Academy of Pediatrics, PPT resource by Kathi Kemper, MD: "Herbs and Supplements for GI Disorders."

March of Dimes: "Soothing your baby when she cries."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Bright Futures: "How to Soothe a Crying Baby."

Familydoctor.org: "Colic."

Zero to Three: "Self-control."

American Academy of Pediatrics, PPT resource by Kathi Kemper, MD: "Herbs and Supplements for GI Disorders."

March of Dimes: "Soothing your baby when she cries."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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