How to Calm a Fussy Baby

Yes we have one.  Lil B is typically very happy, but he has his moments all throughout the day when he fusses.  We can’t figure out any one thing or several things that are the triggers and we never know when he’s going to go from happy to sad.

We know the hungry cry.  We know the diaper cry and the tired cry and the bored or overstimulated cry.  But that one cry that we shake our head and have no idea?  No idea.

He does like to watch TV.  He responds well to the football hold in front of the TV.  SciFi / Fantasy (Ironman, Star Trek) is his favorite.  Thank goodness. It’s in his genes I’m pretty sure.

So we pull out other tricks when the ‘no idea’ cry comes along. 

  • The Paci – Dr Brown’s are his favorite (they have an air channel in the bulb that reduces suction and pressure on the baby’s mouth) with  his VT one a close second.
  • Mommy’s BLISS Gripe Water from CVS does seem to help the tummy when he’s fussy.  He’s also spit up a lot less since we started using it.
  • Relax Melodies noise app – white noise, lullabies, etc help B go to sleep and stay asleep…
  • …as does the Halo Sleepsack which is about the most wonderful thing ever invented.  
(Dr Brown’s product received for review)

2 thoughts on “How to Calm a Fussy Baby”

  1. Wondering if he is allergic to anything in Maggie’s diet???? My sisters kiddos both have food allergies. With baby #2, they caught them early and once my sister eliminated the offending foods from her diet, baby girl was much happier. You can figure out food allergies by eliminating foods from your diet (if you are nursing) and seeing how baby does. And then try adding them back in, one at a time. I don’t know the specifics (haven’t done it myself), but am sure you could get info online or from an Allergist or maybe even Pediatrician. You can also have baby B tested, though I don’t know how young they do that. My 2.5 year old had a skin test (it’s kinda brutal with all the poking….), but they can also do a blood test.

    1. Thanks Sharon – she is eliminating dairy – he came down with ezcema and so far deleting dairy from her diet has helped. We’ll see if that was the problem for the stomach too!

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