When baby just can’t be soothed there are a few tricks to try. Here’s what we found effective:

  • swaddling
  • football hold (2 thumbs up!)
  • walk in a sling or baby carrier or holding baby close
  • tummy or back rubs
  • take a shower together, warm water may be comforting
  • pacifier – sucking is calming to a baby
  • white noise – babies like lulling sounds created by vacuums, clothes dryers, TVs or driving in a car
  • colic drops or gripe water – perhaps there is a burp that needs to come out!
  • Infacol is available to relieve trapped wind