20 ways to calm your fussy baby from smartmomstuff.com

20 ways to calm your fussy baby from smartmomstuff.com 20 Ideas to Calm a Fussy Baby

Okay momma’s – we’ve all been there: sometimes it’s during the day – most the time it seems to happen at night when we are at our most tired. For whatever reason – your little lovebug isn’t sleeping or being particularly fussy and you’re not quite sure what the heck happened…


It’s cool – don’t worry! I’ve got you boo.
Here’s a list of 20 Ideas that calmed my super-fussy baby to a point where we could both get back to sleep!

To calm a fussy baby can be tough and emotionally draining – try these ideas and find the solution that works best for your family.

Some will be obvious – some are often overlooked…

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20 Ideas to Calm a Fussy Baby

For Starters:

  • Maybe she’s hungry – offer a warm bottle or some of momma’s milk.
  • Check the diaper – might as well go with the normal routine here…
  • While your are down there checking the damage in the diaper, look for any redness or rashes that might be bothersome.

Check out this neat little all-natural rash cream from
Sarah at MrsJanuary!

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream from MrsJanuary.com!
Only 2 Ingredients!!

  • Did she ever eat a little? Try burping her now – pats on the back or soft rubs up her back.
  • If her tummy feels tight, she might be gassy – try a baby massage and bicycle her legs to reduce pressure that might be hurting her tummy.
  • If your baby isn’t rolling over yet – try swaddling!

Use this swaddle hack for those hulk-ishly strong babies!
***Do not swaddle a baby that can roll over!***

  • Rock, quietly “Ssshhhhh…”, and cuddle your baby in a chair (You can take a break this way too!)
  • ‘Skin to Skin’ cuddling might help newborns – sometimes they just need to smell mommy or offer a shirt of yours to snuggle (it should smell like you!)
  • Does the baby feel hot? Check her temperature with a thermometer and if so – you can find tips here if you think she might be getting sick.

Home Remedies for Babies!
Natural Remedies for Baby

  • Still no luck? Now it’s time to ask Daddy to take a turn if he’s available. (Or someone close)
  • Try stepping outside (if it’s daytime) – watch the cars drive by and point things out. Sometimes they just need a little fresh air.
  • Have a swing or a safe place to put them while they watch you vacuum? The noise helped my son in the early months!
  • Speaking of sounds, try heading over to youtube for some videos of white noise (they have one’s that are multiple hours long!)
  • Think they might be teething? Offer a semi-frozen washcloth or some cold teethers to help reduce pain without medication.

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  • If you know it’s teething, and cold chewies aren’t working – ask the pharmacist about acetaminophen usage for your baby while you’re at the store.

Keep this reference list for Acetaminophen dosages for infants.

  • If none of these have worked so far, put the baby in a safe place (the crib or bassinet) and take a 5-10 minute break. It can be hard but you might both benefit from it.
  • Do you suspect she is just awake and not interested in sleeping? Try snuggling and watching a colorful, quiet show to settle down. Look on Youtube or On Demand!

Sprout Network has this cute little show we like
The Good Night Show!
Get the Sprout App for mobile phones.

  • Oh she isn’t interested in sitting down and being quiet? Well turn on some music and dance with her. Burn some energy off and get in a better mood with some Beyonce.


  • I hate suggesting this because I haven’t ever made it to this point of struggle, but if absolutely nothing else works – go for a car ride. It can be a total pain but after everything else has been tried – might as well right?
  • If your baby is literally non-stop crying for 3 or more hours every day (rather consistently for over 3 weeks) – your baby might have colic! If this sounds like your situation – you can read more about how to go down that road right here.

20 Ideas to Calm a Fussy Baby


Did I forget something that works for you?
Let me know in the comments below!

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