Baby won't stop crying?

It’s tough when your baby won’t stop crying. It is common to feel frustration, anxiety, and even —especially if your baby wails for hours on end and won’t calm down.

Specialist baby doctor Harvey Karp advises parents to use the Five S's, which can help with a crying baby and calm him down.

Swaddling. Wrap your baby in a blanket so he feels secure.
Side or stomach position. Hold your baby so he's lying on his side or stomach. But always put him on his back when he goes to sleep.
Shushing. Create "white noise" that drowns out other noises: run the vacuum cleaner, hair drier, fan or clothes drier.
Swinging. Create a rhythmic motion of any kind. For example, take your baby for a ride in a stroller or car.
Sucking. Let the baby suck on something, such as a pacifier.

Adapted from: Mercy Children's Hospital


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