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Calm A Crying Baby

Becoming a parent is a wonderful experience, and most parents say it's one of the greatest moments of their lives. But there's no question, it's also filled with challenges, and often one of the biggest challenges is calming a crying baby.

Your biggest priority in caring for your baby is to shower her with love and affection. But you will also want to soothe and calm her when she cries.

Pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp has developed a system to make even colicky babies calm and peaceful. He calls it the "Cuddle Cure", and he shows you how to use the "5 S's" to help your baby stop crying within seconds.

The 5 S's include:

  • Swaddling
  • Side or Stomach Position
  • Shhhhh
  • swing

Baby Calming Techniques

These videos will show you how other parents, just like yourself, are using the methods taught in Dr. Harvey Karp's book, "The Happiest Baby on the Block".

Interviews with Dr. Harvey Karp

The Happiest Baby on the Block: Swaddling

This shows how the swaddle then turning baby on side calms baby.

Then Dr. Karp did the "shhhhhh" and now you can see how the jiggle has helped calm this baby.

This video shows how moms were getting only a little sleep at night, and how they are getting much more sleep using Dr. Karp's "5 S's"

Watch how parents, just like you, have used parts of Dr. Karp's system to calm their babies. You're gonna love these!

Swaddling, Side Positioning, Shhhhhh and Swing
This daddy uses the first 4 "S's" to calm his crying baby.

This video shows a baby being swaddled (arms down by her side), and placed on her left side, and then you'll be amazed at what happens when the shhhhhhh is added with a little jostle. Be sure to click on the arrow. Enjoy!

This daddy uses the sound of running water to calm his baby.


Using the 3rd "S"
Baby is calmed with white noise.

The Magic of White Noise #1

The Magic of White Noise #2
Using white noise only to help baby sleep.

The Milkshake
A fine example of using the 4th S, Dr. Karp's "Milkshake".

Calm a crying baby with 4 of the 5 S's
"Happiest Baby on the Block" instructors demonstrate how to calm a crying baby with the first 4 S's.

And in case you missed the swaddle in the last video...here'e an excellent demonstration of how to swaddle your baby snuggly.

I hope you have found these videos helpful. Here are a couple more tips to help with your baby calming success.

#1 - When doing the "shhhhhhh" or "white noise", you want that noise to be as loud as the crying your baby is making. If baby is screaming, the white noise is going to be fairly loud - in order for your baby to hear it. It has to get your baby's attention. Then, as baby calms, you reduce the volume of the white noise so it's not as loud, but still helps baby to stop crying or go to sleep.

#2 - I've created 4 white noise mp3 sound files for you. You can either listen to them online, or download them. Be sure to adjust the volume.

White Noise - Hairdryer
White Noise - Vacuum (Still)
White Noise - Vacuum (moving)
White Noise - Waterfall

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