Every mother has had that moment, when she doesn’t have any idea why the baby is crying. For some of us (probably all) this happens way more than we’d like to admit. Sometimes it feels like we’re just grasping at straws trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong and how to fix it.
If you’re at the end of your rope and your poor little guy or gal is red in the face with tears, you can try to #endthered with one of these ideas!
Remain calm – it amazes me how much babies take their cues from the adults in the room. I’ve found that sometimes when my baby won’t stop fussing, the more flustered I get about it, the harder the baby will cry. It can be hard, but try to take deep breaths, and remember that baby will eventually stop crying, even if it takes awhile. Don’t forget – all good moms have fussy babies from time to time! It’s not just you!
Do something unexpected – It’s possible that baby is bored or feeling anxious. Doing something unexpected like playing peek-a-boo, blowing in their face or tickling them gently might just take their mind off of what was concerning them and help them calm down enough to get a few good breaths in so they can calm down.
Bounce vs. Rock – My newborn never liked to be rocked but he ended up LOVING it when I’d hold him and bounce on an exercise ball. I realized this was probably because I used to sit and bounce on that ball all the time when I was pregnant with him so he was used to the motion. Try to think of what you did a lot of while you were pregnant and use that sound or movement to comfort your new baby.
Diaper changes – it’s always good to check baby’s bum. It is amazing how frequently they need to be changed! If the diaper is clean, it’s still always good to check for a rash! A red bum will make any baby fussy and uncomfortable. Balmex with ActivGuard cream is definitely one you want to keep on hand to fight diaper rash, since it is proven to reduce redness after one diaper change. Balmex Diaper Rash Cream has components like zinc oxide plus three soothing botanicals and skin nourishing vitamins B5 and E to help soothe and treat diaper rash, while moisturizing and nourishing baby’s irritated skin. Goes on smooth, wipes off easily.
We even have a Balmex Diaper Rash Cream Special Offer to share with you today, you can get $1 off the product so you can see how quickly it works for yourself! (Available at retailers such as: Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Toys-R-Us/Babies-R-Us, CVS, Kmart.) I love that it helps get my baby back to her happy smiley self when her bum feels better!
Wiggle legs – If you think gas might be the culprit pump baby’s legs up and down as if she’s riding a bike. This can help move the gas out, so she can get comfortable again.
Trust your gut – Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. Remember you are the mom, keep trying things until you figure it out, but also don’t be afraid to call the doctor if you think something truly might be wrong.
What do you do when your baby is fussing? Have you found any secrets that help them stop? Share in the comments so we can add to the list! Have you used Balmex to “Fight irritation. End the red. Use Balmex instead”?
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