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How can sounds that soothes help comfort your crying baby?

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Just as loud noises can make your baby cry, soothing sounds may calm her. In the womb, she got used to hearing a heartbeat. Try out different background sounds, like a white noise machine, a recorded heartbeat, the shower, or household appliances like dishwashers or washing machines. If the sound really seems to work, record it so you can play it when your baby is upset.

Babies also respond to familiar voices. Sing your baby a gentle lullaby or quietly hum while you hold her, or as she lies on your chest.

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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