Baby Raising Strategy Tips

I recently had a baby. From what I understand, it’s similar to having a dog (which I’ve never had). Taking care of a baby basically consists of doing three things:

  • feed the baby
  • burp the baby
  • change the diaper

Unfortunately, the baby’s only form of communication is to cry. So if you’ve got a crying baby, you just have to cycle through those three things to try to figure out what’s going on. But sometimes doing the simple things doesn’t seem to work, in which case I’ve had some success with a few other techniques:

  • finger switcheroo — sometimes babies don’t take bottles even when they’re hungry, like they’re too excited to drink properly, but they’ll calm down if you offer a finger knuckle to suck on
  • tummy time — putting babies on their tummies makes them squirm around and sometimes that releases more gas … or poop
  • shower time — for some reason, Baby Mach 2 really digs warm showers … no matter how upset he is, that always calms him down; so if your baby is crying inconsolably, give that a shot

2 Responses to “Baby Raising Strategy Tips”

  1. Surrogacy From The Heart Says:

    Good to know, my baby was so damn collicky. That really might have been helpful.

  2. Mach Says:

    Nice blog, Surrogacy From The Heart! Our baby was born through the surrogacy process since my wife has a heart condition. Similarly, due to the medication she takes, breast feeding is not an option.

    I know that there are lots of reasons for colic but in our case, I think the bottle feeding contributes to gas, which leads to the pain. My guess is that the warm water of the shower and upright position help the gas move. Walking while holding him also helps but that gets pretty tiring after a while… =)