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How can I console my baby?

Some frequently used calming techniques include: holding and swaddling; dim light or quiet room; soft music (babies from the NICU are used to a lot of noise); a ride in the car; an infant swing; being carried with the parent in a sling or baby-carrier close to your body.

Dealing with a crying baby can be very frustrating. It's okay to take a break or call someone for help and relief. Take turns with your partner. Get help from friends or relatives. Remember, never shake a baby.