Being a new parent is like wandering into a new abyss filled with all kinds of new adventures. There’s an abundant presence of happiness in your life, but this also comes with a large list of things you’re only now learning how to do. One of those things is trying to calm down your baby while he or she is crying hysterically. This happens quite a lot—and it’s not easy to do.
Babies Being Babies
Perhaps you thought getting them to stop crying would be easy, but now you’re wiser. Now you know deep in your soul that reasoning with your child doesn’t really work—because, well, they’re a baby and they don’t know any better. You may plead with them till the cows come home, but to no avail. They’re still screaming. Here’s one small tip, and what we believe is the best thing you can do to calm them down.
Calm Yourself Down
It seems so simple, and yet it can be so incredibly hard to do. When your baby is screaming—especially in a public area—this is very stressful on you, the parent. As a result of your stress, this stresses your child out even more. It’s a brutally vicious cycle that can be very hard to crack, but not impossible.
The second you understand how deep of an influence your mood has on your baby, this will encourage you to relax even when they’re crying. And when you’re relaxed, this positive energy will in turn transfer over to them. It’s not a guaranteed fix every time, but it’s perhaps the best thing you’ll learn when it comes to calming them down.