While there’s no single, surefire way of calming a crying infant, there are countless methods that parents have tried, many with success.
Rock your baby back and forth or take a walk or a ride in the car. Rhythmic motion can be relaxing for you and your baby.
After being in close quarters for nine months, baby still likes to feel snug and secure, so try swaddling her snugly.
By making a continuous "shushing" sound, you are imitating the sounds of the womb which baby finds comforting. You just may be able to "shush" her to sleep
A continuous noise or vibration, such as a humming vacuum or hair dryer, may distract and soothe your baby.
Infants like to be close to their parent’s body. Carriers allow parents freedom of movement without making them feel like they are neglecting a distressed child.
Stroke your baby’s back or chest lightly to soothe and comfort.
Babies have strong sucking needs unrelated to their need for food; some simply find it comforting to have something in their
mouth, whether it be a finger, a pacifier, or their own thumb.
The sound of your voice as you glide around the room to a familiar tune can be very calming.
Unbreakable reflective surfaces, such as those that appear on many baby toys, often capture and hold a fussy infant's attention.
A warm bath can soothe and relax your baby just before bed.
Once you've fed, burped, and changed your baby, it's okay to put her in her crib for a few minutes. Reassure her, then leave the room again for a few minutes longer before returning. Eventually, she will learn how to calm herself to sleep.