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Top Ten Things To Do When Your Baby Won't Stop Crying

  • 10. Check to see if the baby is wet.
  • 9. Check to see if the baby is hungry. When was the last feeding?
  • 8. Talk to the baby calmly; rub the baby's back; give baby hugs.
  • 7. Take a deep breath; you are doing the best you can!
  • 6. Give the baby a soothing bath.
  • 5. Sing to the baby or read a book to the baby.
  • 4. Play some classical music; Mozart works very well.
  • 3. Call the pediatrician if you think the baby is sick.
  • 2. Go for a walk; put the baby in the car seat and go for a drive; call you support person (someone you and the baby know well).
  • 1. When all else fails:

"TAKE A BREAK, BUT NEVER EVER SHAKE A BABY"

Created by Beverly Byron, RN, MSN
Nurse Educator
Shaken Baby Prevention Program
Montgomery County Health Department

201 W. Preston Street, Room 306
Baltimore Md 21201