How to Sooth Your New Baby’s Uncontrollable Crying

The excitement and the fear of bringing home your new baby. YOU HAVE A BABY its almost unbelievable. You have read all the books but now what?

At first, your child sleeps, eats and poops most of the day. Seems easy enough, right? Learning to change diapers at first may look like a challenge. However, after the first week, a new parent has changed so many diapers, they can almost do it with one hand.

The night time feeding can be a challenge.  None of us operate well on little sleep. The best recommendation is to try to sleep or rest when your baby rests.

For some parents, a frustrating time occurs for some babies at about six weeks old. Usually, in the evening babies can cry for prolonged times. This can create doubt about a parents capabilities even in the most confident parent.  At these times a parent may need some help from another person. Or take a few minutes to calm oneself.

There can be several reasons for uncontrollable crying. Most parents check the usual reasons including
  • Sleepiness or fatigue
  • Wet or dirty diaper
  • Hunger

However, none of these general issues seem to be the problem. It’s usually, not an emergency, however, checking with your pediatrician to make sure your baby is not in pain is important.

Other Reasons Babies Cry Uncontrollably Are
  • Over stimulation
  •  blowing off steam from the day
  • Colic

What is Colic?

The cause of Colic is unknown. Colic occurs in any healthy baby. It can start as early as three weeks but usually resolves by four months.


The author’s favorite approach is to set up soothing stations. Spending Several minutes and switching to another area. This helps in two ways. First, you may find a way to soothe your baby. Secondly, it helps a parent feel less helpless because they are moving in a systematic manner.

Examples of Soothing Stations

  • The Rocking Chair or Glider– Rocking can soothe you as well as your baby
  • Mobile
  • Soft comforter for top of dyer
  • Swing
  • Bounce Chair

Some Recommendations for Soothing Items

These recommendations have been researched because soothing your baby is so important to both you as the parent and the child.

Stork Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set, Cherry/Beige This chair has been rated 4.0 out of 5 stars by 2,701 customer reviews. It is ranked the # 1 #1 i Gliders, Ottomans & Rocking Chairs > Rocking Chairs.

Pros                                                                            Cons

  1. Comfortable For Adults                     Can be squeaky
  2. Good for soothing Baby                     Can break if not careful
  3. Easy to Put Together

 Tiny Love Take Along Mobile, Animal Friends, Blue This baby crib mobile is ranked 4.4 out of 5 stars out of 1,533 reviews and ranked #1 in  Mobiles 


Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo This baby entertainment bouncer is ranked 4.8 out of 5 stars out of 4,256 reviews and is ranked #1 in  Activity Centers & Entertainers. The price is 68.39

Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle and Swing This swing is ranked 4.1 out of 5 stars of 1301 reviews and ranked#1 in Baby > Gear > Swings, Jumpers & Bouncers > Swings

The handmade store has some items that are soft to the touch, soothing colors, and generally calming We hope these ideas will help on those nights when you can not get your baby to calm down.

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Comments 1

  • I used the stations with both of my kids when they cried uncontrollably at about eight weeks old. Both cried each night for 3 months. I feel this did help the kids but also helped me feel as I was not helpless. It took away some of my feelings of frustration. I highly recommend it.

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