We’ve all been there; your baby is crying and you’ve tried everything you can think of to soothe her tears. You’d give anything to be able to identify why she is crying and calm her long enough so you can catch your breath. In many cases, the reason she is crying is obvious: she’s hungry, sleepy, or has a wet diaper, and wants you to take care of the problem. Unfortunately, babies cry a lot and their reasons vary, but when the only thing that seems to help is being held by you, sometimes you just want a break.
While no one solution will work for every baby, we’ve found over 25 ways to calm a crying baby that are worth a try, and will give you a much needed break.