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How to Stop a Baby From Crying at Night

How You Can Stop Your Baby from Crying at Night

The amount of reasons for why babies cry and whine are seemingly limitless. Eventually with time and experience as your baby’s caretaker, you’ll eventually able to understand why they’re crying and what you can do to stop it. While some solutions might be more obvious than others, there’s almost always a solution for every type of crying – even including hunger, diaper changing, wanting attention, having discomfort, or even just plain old boredom. Regardless of the reason why, we know that babies cry to tell us and communicate that something, although we aren’t entirely sure at that moment – is wrong. Being upset about them crying, or acting irrationally isn’t going to solve the problem. The best way to address their crying is to approach them with love and use our wonderful brains to figure out what they’re trying to tell us. That’s dive in a little deeper into how you can stop a baby from crying at night.

At the beginning, my daughter rarely cried. I didn’t think much of it and didn’t see what all the fuss was about with babies crying. Actually, I thought it was kind of cute at first. I didn’t actually care that much. Eventually, over time, this changed and my daughter ramped up the crying, and eventually I understood why crying can be SO FRUSTRATING! Her crying became louder and louder, and increased in frequency. I’d even be startled sometimes and was actually so shocked that my daughter could cry that loudly!

Sometimes, babies just cry because they want to. If you run your usual set of checks and realize that you found nothing wrong, they might simply be crying for something as basic as attention. It’s always a good idea to visually inspect your baby so that there’s no signs of obvious pain or other discomfort that could be causing them to cry.

12 Different Ways on How You Can Stop A Baby from Crying at Night:

  1. Rock Them to Sleep (A Classic)
  2. Swaddle Them Close to You and Hold Them Tight
  3. Sing to Them, Or Talk to Them in A Nice, Soothing Manner
  4. Give Them A Pacifier to Keep Them Occupied
  5. Use White Noise
  6. Besides Your Baby Generally – Coconut Oil Is A Great Choice If Your Baby Has Sensitive Skin
  7. Walk with Your Baby or Even Dance with Them
  8. They Your Baby Across Your Lap with Their Tummy Facing Down – Then Try to Rub Her Pat Their Back Gently
  9. Play Soothing Music
  10. Bounce Them Around Gently on A Better Even in Your Arms – This works particularly well with my daughter who seems to cheer up as soon as she starts to bounce around. Even though this can get tiring, it’s well worth it to stop your baby from crying!
  11. Get Some Fresh Air with Your Baby Outside for A Ride in Their Stroller
  12. Put Your Baby in A Swing and Swing Them Back and Forth

The Baby Shusher

Check out how awesome this is!

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So, this is the Baby Shusher! It’s so cool! It’s supposed to make any baby stop crying!

It’s actually a pretty unique device that saved me so much heartache and headaches! Read about my review here!


If you’re not sure what Colic is, then sit back and let me explain it. Colic isn’t actually a disease. It can’t even be tested for either. What exactly is Colic? Colic is a feeling of painful cramps located in the digestive tract. Some symptoms baby show if they are suffering from Colic include clenching their fists, flushing bright red, and pulling their legs up in the air. Crying is common In the late afternoon or evening, and can go on and continue for many hours.

In the event that mothers were breast-feeding their babies, Colic can be a result from something that the mother ate. If your newborn has Colic and you’ve been breast-feeding them, then you need to take a look at your diet and look out for any warning signs.

Some foods that you should avoid if you’re breast-feeding your baby and they have Colic:

  • Spicy or boldly flavored foods
  • Anything that contains caffeine
  • Citrus fruits and even juices, such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruit
  • Gassy vegetables such as onions, cabbage, cauliflower, and garlic
  • Fruits such as strawberries, kiwis, and pineapple

Fortunately for everyone, Colic usually doesn’t last past the third month of a child’s life. However, until it’s passed and is treated and eliminated, it can be emotionally and physically hard on both parents and babies alike. Something like a white noise machine would have a good chance at helping because it can soothe them during this difficult time. Every little thing you can think of helps!

3 Ways You Can Minimize Crying for Newborns Who Have Colic:

  1. If you’re going to feed your baby, try to get them to burp before you feed them so that you can possibly prevent a bubble from being trapped near the bottom of their stomach.

  2. Be as calm as possible when handling and feeding your baby. Babies can sense tension and distress, so not being coolheaded can cause your baby extra stress that could make the symptoms of colic worsen.

  3. If you’re currently formula feeding them, try to use bottles that contain plastic liners in them because if you squeeze all the air from the bag, they won’t be able to swallow as much air. By doing this, you’ll minimize abdominal pain for them.

If you find that nothing is working for stopping your baby crying and night, then leave them be and keep checking on them every 15 minutes or so. Not only will this give you enough assurance so that you can make sure they’re okay, but you’ll also be teaching them to soothe themselves back to sleep. This is especially another good option because if you’ve tried everything you can think of and don’t know what else to do, sometimes the best thing to do is just stop what you’re doing and sit and think. If you know you fed them, they’re not in pain, and you’ve done all you can, then there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a little break and leaving them be.

Remember parents: the only real expert for your baby is YOU. You know them best; you know what makes them upset and what makes them happy. If you’ve done everything you could possibly think of, sometimes you’ve actually done all you can. Being patient, understanding, loving, and smart about your baby is one of the best things you can do while you’re learning and growing with them. If you’ve done all you can you still don’t know what’s wrong, always rule out health problems by visiting your pediatrician and asking them for advice first. You’ll just be ruling out another potential problem which will bring you closer to tackling your baby sleep issues head on. It’ll make you and your family happier and have better peace of mind knowing that your baby is healthy and just simply going through a difficult phase of life!

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