Holding a crying baby over your shoulder for extended periods of time can be a difficult task. It is very powerful and can add to your own stress level. If you want to make your baby sleep better, then contact the baby sleep advisor. Here are some of the methods mentioned below to make your baby sleep better:
– Press on your baby's tummy by placing it on your knee or forearm.
– Slow down your own breathing – this will sometimes help calm the poor baby and will help you stay calm as you learn what your baby needs.
– Try the "C" position. Hold the baby upright. Point them outward so the back of their head rests on your chest. Pull the baby's knees toward his stomach so that he is in a fetal position.
– Changing the landscape can help – go to the park.
– Use a baby carrier. Make sure the baby's face is not covered or buried in the sling.
– Tap or rock baby (for slow, rhythmic movements).
– Hold your baby upright for a short time after feeding.
– Massage into the baby's back or stomach in a clockwise circular motion.
– Take the baby for a walk in the stroller.
– Hugging baby: Try skin-to-skin contact or lying down with your baby.
– Sing to babies: poetry, songs, or rhythmic children's stories.
– Believe in yourself and trust your own judgment – all babies cry.
Getting up regularly during the day and at night is common. This could be a sign that your baby doesn't know how to calm down without you. You can also constantly touch the crib gently, rock it, sing a lullaby, or play your normal sleep music.