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How does moving around help comfort a crying baby?

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Has your baby ever stopped crying after you picked her up and walked around? If so, you know that motion can be a fuss-buster.

Many crying babies find comfort in smooth, rhythmic movements, like being rocked in a rocking chair, hammock, or infant swing. Take yours for a walk in a stroller or for a car ride -- just be sure she's safely strapped into her rear-facing car seat.

Try out different types of motion to see what soothes your baby best. Don’t place her on top of a vibrating appliance, such as a dishwasher or dryer, because she could fall.

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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