how do you stop a baby from crying?

Philippines
May 13, 2007 8:04pm CST
i am still 19 years old and i really dont have much experience in taking care of a child, much less a baby! since my elder sister has a daughter who is still a baby, i wanna get some help or tips from parents on how to effectively stop a baby from crying because sometimes when i am baby sitting the baby, i get panicked when she starts crying and wailing so loud. please help me. thanks!
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@puma_nz (1001)
• New Zealand
14 May 07
Check Nappies (Dypers) Check Babies Teperature to make sure he/she doesnt have a Fever. See if Baby is Hungry.. Playing with Baby and singing.. Pick Baby up as somone above mentioned. Babies are pretty demanding cos they have no other way of telling you what they want/need.. so they rely on you. TRY everything you can possibly think of.. Take Baby for a walk even but make sure you have done the first 3... Good Luck
• Australia
14 May 07
There's no need to check the temperature - too many parents check temperature & freak out about it if it's not spot on, Babies aren't demanding really, they sleep more the majority of the days anyway!
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
14 May 07
Mostly babies cries only when they feel discomfort with the nappies and when they feel hungry or if any upset in their stomach,so first thing we should be able to know why the baby is crying for and then should make her calm by lifting her into our arms very closely and should entertain her with different actions or by making differnt sounds withour mouth and should change her mood by taking her out near flowers or the plants or the trees to have at your home. I does the same with my baby he gets calm within 15min and plays with the toys.,try this,all the best.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
14 May 07
Babies cery for 2 main things.wet diaper and uncomfortability and hunger.If these are not the two cases,the baby could be sick or colic.In this case you can give gfripe water or rub seaseme oil on thge belly of the baby.It it does not work out,take to the doctor to check how the baby is. Most parents have favourite ways to help their baby settle. If your baby cries inconsolably, you might like to try some of these suggestions. Let your baby suckle. If she is bottle-fed try giving her a dummy. Some babies find sucking their thumb soothing instead. Cuddle or stroke your baby. Hold him close, gently rocking and swaying, talking and singing to him. Gently rock your baby in the pram or take her out for a walk or drive. Find things to look at or listen to - music, a baby rattle, or a mobile above the cot. Give your baby a warm bath. If your baby always cries at a particular time, and is difficult to comfort, this could be caused by colic or trapped wind after feeding. Talk to your Health Visitor, who will be happy to help you. Crying can be a sign of illness. If your baby's crying seems different from usual, or if you notice anything else unusual about the way he looks or behaves, don't hesitate to contact your GP.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
14 May 07
I don't know how effective the advise is you have been given so far but i'll see what i can come up with. Basically, a baby will only cry if she needs something - usually infants cry because they're hungry, so the first thing to do is get a bottle & try to feed her, you'll soon know if that's the problem or not. If she has been fed then there's a good chance she has wind/gas, the most effective thing i found with my daughter was rubbing her belly (she was stubborn & didn't want to release the gas) so you rub the belly but it must be clockwise - i cant remember why but i was told clockwise & it always worked. Check the nappy/diaper - see if it's wet or dirty, if so, change it - it's that easy really! If all of those aren't the problem then it might just be a case of wanting some cuddles or perhaps she's too hot or cold. Infants are pretty easy to take care of - it all depends on the age too, the older they are the less sleep they have so you have to keep them amused more! Good luck to you & your sister but try a few things & see how you go with it!
@jothis (519)
• India
14 May 07
Its a difficult one to answer. Stopping a baby from crying. You can use multiple options. The most effective one is singing a song by slowly putting ur hands on the back side. Or you can attract the child by giving some toys
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
14 May 07
You start by picking the baby up and holding it close. Rocking it doesn't hurt either, neither does speaking softly to it, reasuring it that you are there and the it isn't alone.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
14 May 07
sorry,I have no good advice although I am 26 years old,but I have no experience of taking care of a baby.actually,I have a young nephew,but I seldom take care of it,because like you,I can not stop him crying once he cries.hope somebody else can help you!