All babies must cry, even some babies cry very often like I am 1 month old. Crying is actually a baby language that we don't understand. When they cry, there must be something to say. Often babies cry and fuss because they feel hungry, tired, cold or hot, bored, their diapers wet, or feel sick. So, don't think badly because your baby cries a lot, this is the way to tell you that they need something.
Trying to silence and calm a crying baby is a way for parents and babies to get to know each other. At least every baby cries approximately 1-4 hours a day. The more you are calm and not carried away because of your baby's crying, the baby will be easier to calm down. A mother who sees her baby crying will definitely try to calm her down. But sometimes what mothers do actually makes babies cry even tighter. Then how to silence and calm crying and fussy babies?
The following are the ways I've applied so far to calm my baby.
1. Swinging motion
Babies love movements when they are carried. You can start by taking a sling cloth and then make a swinging motion to calm your baby. The faster the baby's cry, then you have to be even tighter and swing it.
2. Voice ‘sshh’
It turns out that calming babies by the way mothers produce 'sshh' sounds is not just hereditary habits. This 'sshh' voice can make a baby more calm and comfortable because the sound is similar to the sound when they are in the womb. Make sure the 'sshh' sound you produce is tighter than the baby's cry, so the baby hears it.
3. Soft touch
Never underestimate the 'strength' of your touch in making the baby more comfortable. Of course the main step in calming a crying baby is by touching it. Even so, it's not uncommon for babies to need more than just touch to make it comfortable, like a sling, pat your back, or gently massage it.
Sometimes I sleep next to him and hug him while singing songs or reading prayers and the Qur'an.
This method is able to calm the baby. But it all depends on the baby's condition and how you understand the baby's language. Thanks