You know you should remain calm, but you have a feeling your baby’s small cries are like an engine that won’t start properly at first, but will soon rave into an unbearable loudness.
You start willing everything to stop your baby from crying before they start. Suddenly, you get the urge to stand up. When you start moving, your baby falls silent.
The threats of the engine that could fade away, and in your excitement, you quickly connect the events and add them to your memory storehouse for effective baby care, because who wouldn’t at a time like this.
You do this again just to make sure it works and find your baby falls silent when you stand and walk around. That was easy. But how could this be?
Our ancestors did the same thing.
It’s a result of centuries-old practice, which is also common in different cultures around the world and in animals too. Research shows that your baby stops crying when you stand up because of positive feedback from the act, that is centuries old.
Your baby positively responds to you when you stand and carry them because this action results in a physiological response that calms and soothes your baby.
In different cultures around the world, a baby is carried by their parents shortly after birth. This not only allows the parent to carry on with their tasks and life while giving their baby gets the best care, but it also ensures the baby’s security, the development of high self-esteem for all involved because of the positive outcome that secures the relationship bonds.
Standing up and walking around with your baby in your arms is effective but not practical. You probably have tasks to get to, so how can you complete your tasks while still carrying for your baby?
There might be an easy fix.
This is the biggest, most effective open secret in baby care and is used across many cultures around the world. It has since gained acceptance in the west, and many babies and their parents are benefiting from it.
Wrapping your baby around your torso or babywearing is a quick and extremely effective way to calm your baby, keep them close, and make them a part of your daily activities.
It is very easy to learn how to do and only takes less than a minute to accomplish. Your baby will love it too because they are close to you. This will help them learn quickly, grow in confidence, and bond with you.
Baby-wearing involves just two things, your baby and a strong wrap cloth. Some people place their babies on their chests, but it is more common for babies to be placed on the back, especially when you are at home. This frees your hands and chest, allowing you to complete your daily tasks.
Wearing your baby isn’t a guaranteed solution.
It is important not to go running or jump around with your baby strapped to you in the hopes that this will calm them. It won’t and it could result in all sorts of accidents. The motion of running or intense movement creates a shaking movement that affects your baby, and when this happens, your baby’s brain moves inside the skull and could result in a concussion. Don’t shake your baby.
Babywearing is an effective way to calm and soothe your baby as you go about your day. Since going mainstream, there are now so many types and methods of wrapping your baby to your torso or back that it comes down to your preferences and comfort level. The advantages of this practice are many, and it can be started at any time. Your baby will love it because your baby instinctively enjoys and prefers being carried.
It keeps them close to you, which is where they want to be. After all, they have been inside your body for nine months, so you can’t blame them for loving your company and the feel of you. You are home to your baby.
Make babywearing a common practice with your baby. It will encourage their independence because of the confidence they gain from being close to you.
Your baby is fearing rejection.
Your baby is in sync with your feelings and will respond by crying, especially if they feel resentment or frustration coming from you. This instinctively causes them to become afraid of rejection because they are dependent on you for survival. And you probably know that rejection doesn’t feel so good. Just imagine how your baby feels.
Often you will find that your baby will calm down when you calm down and take the right action like wrapping them around your torso or breastfeeding them.
Do not wrap them around your torso and bounce around or run around in the hopes of calming them down. This has the same effect as shaking them and causes injury. As many as 25% of babies die as a result of being shaken.
Make sure to take the right action if you are frustrated at your crying baby, call your emergency babysitter-in fact, have one on standby way before you have your baby, go for a run-alone or do some yoga, take a nice bath, remove yourself from the situation until you are calm again. You are one of the best moms for doing so.
Crying is communication. So is standing up.
Your baby’s crying is their way of communicating with you. It is not a bad thing. It is the only way they can alert you to their needs.
Your baby’s crying always means something, and you can learn what they need from the sound of their cry. It may take some practice for the untrained ear, but you will quickly get it. Your baby’s cry sounds vary slightly depending on their needs. Understanding the sound and quickly associating it with its need will help you calm your baby too.
Your baby loves your company. They love being around you, on you, and with you. You are home to them. Those nine months in your body were meaningful to your baby.
Wrapping or wearing them while you go about your day allows your baby to grow with confidence because they know they are loved, and their needs are respected. It keeps them secure, you always know where they are and what they are up to, and they get to participate and learn from you. Best of all, you become the best person because your child is constantly watching you.