Soothing a Crying Baby

Healthy babies cry a lot in their first 5 months. Crying won’t hurt your baby, but it can be really hard on parents. Stay calm, check out the following videos on various techniques you can try, and if all else fails, put your baby in an empty crib or playpen and walk away for a few minutes.

How to Swaddle Your Baby


Video clips of calming techniques

The following videos from A Child’s Place PA show various techniques to try when your baby cries.

Colic Hold

Creating White Noise


Walking and Talking

A Quiet Place

Safe Place-Walk Away

Tips for Other Caregivers