I spent many hours calming my baby when she was crying. I found wearing her in a sling helped give my arms a break and she loved it. Sometimes, if she wouldn’t stop crying, I’d take her out for a walk, rock her in a rocking chair or take her for a ride in the car because it helped us both calm down.
My daughter is now six years old, in grade one. She’s smart and doing very well in school. She is very caring, affectionate, independent, and makes friends easily. I won’t say her crying wasn’t difficult at times, but her personality as a baby has shaped the person she is today. We have a very special, close relationship. Seeing her now has made all those challenging times worthwhile.
It can be very hard to cope when your baby cries a lot and it’s helpful to ask for assistance from others: your partner, family and friends. You can also call a who can suggest further resources.
In general, you can expect your baby’s crying to peak at around two months and usually by around five months, frequent crying should begin to subside. So, depending on how old your baby is, the crying may get worse before it gets better. If you’re alone and feeling frustrated, put your baby down somewhere safe (like their crib) and give yourself a short break to calm down. If you’re feeling tense your baby may sense that, making it harder for them to calm down.
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