When your baby won’t stop crying
“Babies cry a lot—up to 4-5 hours a day can be normal for an infant”, states
Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
As any parent – or babysitter – knows, the reasons are crying range from physical needs to emotional distress. Little babies are receiving lots and lots of stimulation; sights, smells, sounds, people, pets, voices and more can all lead to overload. Crying feels like a great idea to them.
The Calm a Crying Baby program at Children’s Hospital is a wonderful site to assist fatigued parents and babysitters. Particularly, watch the excellent video on the web page about fussing babies, “Crying Happens. What’s your Plan?” These medical professionals have a lot to share; I invite you to explore the help.
Another time of distress is when a baby is teething. Old remedies are resurfacing in today’s world – one of them is the use of AMBER fossilized tree resin jewelry. Say that again? Yes, amber from tree resin, worn as jewelry.
In a previous newsletter, I also recommended skin-to-skin time to soothe babies. A great idea.
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