Helping Fathers Soothe A Crying Baby
Soothe your crying baby
Find the source of your babies pain. When your baby is crying uncontrollable, there is always a good reason for it. You need to find the source of that pain quickly, and solve the problem.
If you are uncertain as to what the problem may be, offer your pinky to your baby to suck on. Place your pinky, nail down, into your babies mouth. Just remember to clean your hands first, as there may be a good chance of causing infection if your finger isn’t clean.
Since you will be unable to breast feed your baby, reach for the bottle of formula your wife left in the freezer.
Rock a By Baby
Your baby will love to be held and rocked. Combine this with gentle singing and you may be surprised at how quickly your baby will settle down.
Use a front loading sling to comfort your baby. The warmth of your body and the beating of your heart combined will sooth your baby, and quite possible allow them to lull into a gently sleep.