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What are some ways to comfort a crying baby?

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  • Play a soothing sound, like running a dishwasher, shower, or a white noise machine
  • Hum or sing a gentle tune
  • Pick up the baby and walk around, or take them out for a stroller ride
  • Rock the baby in a chair or an infant swing

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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