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Crying is a normal part of life for infants and toddlers. However, it can be frustrating if you don’t understand why they are crying in the first place. In this blog post, we will discuss 11 ways to make your toddler stop crying so that everyone can get some sleep!
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11 Ways To Make Crying Babies Stop: Understanding Toddler Behavior
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This blog post is about understanding why your toddler might be crying and what you can do to make them stop. The first section will discuss the reasons that infants and toddlers cry, while the second section will look at 11 ways on how best to make a crying toddler stop.
As our babies grow into toddlers, they start developing more independence from their caregiver(s). This often means new behaviors like waking up in the middle of the night because they are hungry or need attention. However, there are other causes for this type of behavior as well: emotional discomfort such as fear (e.g., separation anxiety), boredom, or feeling overly-stimulated by sensory overload; physical pain (e.g., hunger); illness; or overstimulated by too much light or noise.
In the second part of this post, we will look at 11 ways to make a crying toddler stop. Here are some examples:
-Create an environment that is calm with dim lighting and no distractions (i.e., music).
-Offer them something to drink from their cup/bottle before they become dehydrated due to fussiness; if breastfeeding, offer baby water as well in addition to breastfeeds so your supply doesn’t dry up.
-Talk softly about what you’re doing while tending to them and try not making any sudden movements when picking them up–avoid startling them into further tears! For example: “I’m just going to pick you up now..I’m just going to put my hand on your back and pick you up.”
-Give them a simple toy that doesn’t require much concentration or physical movement.
-Offer them their pacifier if they are old enough, as some babies who were breastfed when still in the womb will calm down if sucking from a nipple again.
“Baby soothers may have been created for this reason”–because many mothers found it calmed their infants during infancy! The same can happen with bottle fed babies; try offering one at bedtime and see how they do with sleep time too.
Infants also enjoy being swaddled because tightness helps reduce muscle irritability and prompts relaxation.
If they’re old enough (six months or older) and are in need of a nap, try going for a walk with them. This will help calm the body and mind, as well as provide fresh air which is good for their lungs.
“I know it’s hard to watch your baby cry,” says Dr. Galler, “but remember that your baby is really trying to tell you something important about their needs.”
Research indicates babies cry for a variety of reasons: hunger, discomfort or pain (usually from teething) and need for attention. Be sure to always try the basics before assuming there’s anything more serious going on–remember they’ll be asleep in no time!
Another thing parents can do is help them find an object they’re interested in – this will make it easier to get down when needed – and place it next to them while sleeping so that they can grab onto it easily during sleep. This may also help with separation anxiety too as children often cling tightly onto objects near them when feeling insecure.
Another option, when the child isn’t in a deep sleep and can be comforted without waking up completely, is to feed them or change their diaper.
When all else fails, parents should try to engage with them by introducing toys that they’re interested in playing with or making faces at them while patting their back. This will help teach your baby social skills as well as reinforce less harsh ways of communicating.”
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