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



Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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