Mommy Tips: How To Handle Fussy Babies

August 14, 2013  |  

It’s soooo easy to get overwhelmed by the disruptive sounds of our babies, especially in the middle of the night right before a work presentation. When my twins were 6 months old, I can recall moments when I thought that I was going to LOSE MY MIND!

In order to stay sane, I had to find a solution for my twins’ sleepless nights. Was it teething? Maybe a wet and soggy diaper? Or a fussy stomach from a new formula? Something had to be wrong. Tag-teaming with my husband, we drafted a plan to soothe them, and what we discovered through our night trials were 5 surefire ways to bring their screams to a screeching halt.

New moms, try the following:

Mommy Tips: How To Handle Fussy Babies

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  • Janelle

    Very true! Most of us grown folk were raised sleeping on our stomachs anyway. The ‘sleeping on their backs’ thing is a recently new develop in science. But at the end of the day, its between the parent and the baby themself to figure out whats the best comfort level for a child. And like @250867e969e323de79a5f3c6c894e9cd:disqus said, once a child can roll and pick up their heads, most of the SIDs risk is Gone! Good advice ^ thanks!!!

  • tiffany

    Whoa slow your role smokin Joe! At the defense of the lady who wrote the article, when babies can hold their heads up and move them from side to side on their own they can sleep on their stomachs. I have 8 month old twins and I put them to sleep on their backs but they immediately roll over on their stomachs. I used to lose my mind getting up every 30 minutes to roll them back over to their backs, but all that did was make them grumpy and when babies are grumpy and don’t get a good night rest, every one is grumpy

  • seriously

    Black ignorance at its finest. Letting a baby sleep on its stomach contributes to (sids) sudden infant death syndrome, and so does having objects in the crib. what are you thinking about with this article?
    >>Always keep sleep safety in mind. Do not place anything in the crib or bassinet that may interfere with your baby’s breathing; this includes plush toys, pillows, blankets, and bumper pads. Although bumper pads were widely used in the past, they are no longer recommended. A study, using data from the CPSC, found a number of accidental deaths appeared to be related to the use of bumper pads in cribs and bassinets. The AAP and other pediatric organizations strongly discourage the use of bumper pads in cribs to avoid accidental suffocation.
    Also, avoid items with cords, ties, or ribbons that can wrap around a baby’s neck, and objects with any kind of sharp edge or corner. Babies can also get tangled in hanging mobiles, so remove them as well. Don’t forget to look around for the things that your baby can touch from a standing position in the crib. Wall hangings, pictures, draperies, and window blind cords are potentially harmful if within baby’s reach.
    The AAP recommends that healthy infants be placed on theirbacks to sleep, not on their stomachs. The incidence of SIDS has decreased by more than 50% since this recommendation was first made in 1992. It is now also recommended that premature infants sleep only on their backs. << wont be taking any advice from this site

  • AugustLily

    This is great!!!

  • CairosMom

    Having my 1st child in October. I’m bookmarking this!