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Baby Crying? Try Music

When your children are newborn, the only way they can truly communicate is crying.

Full diaper?  Cry

Hungry?  Cry

Want attention?  Cry

Bored, upset, angry, happy?  Cry, cry, cry cry.

Point is there are many reasons why a baby cries.  As parents, there are just so many things you can do to help.

Change the baby.  Feed the baby.  Give the baby a pacifier.  Bounce the baby on your knee.  Hold the baby.  Rock the baby.

Sometimes it helps.  Sometimes it doesn’t.

And when it doesn’t, you find yourself running through the gamut as the baby gets more and more upset.  That’s when the cries grow louder and louder and seemingly more and more pained.

To avoid all of that, I have one suggestion.  When your baby begins crying or looks to get to that point, quickly put on some music.  At a minimum, the hope is that it soothes the baby.  Maybe, it will even be exactly what your baby wanted all along.

The easiest way to handle the situation is to have a song ready to go on your phone.  Whether it is itunes or You Tube, be ready to quickly turn the song on.

If you are looking for a song to pick, I will say Lou Christie’s Lightnin Strikes worked for both of my sons.  Hopefully, it will for you as well:

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