Tricks to reduce infant crying? I dare you to find a new parent who wouldn't kill for the secret, and there must be hundreds of blog posts and articles claiming to have the solution. The perfect schedule, an elimination diet, the right kind of bouncy chair, medication... the possibilities are endless right?! While there are some situations when babies are crying out for medical help, it's not the norm. Babies cry when they need something; so what do they really need? Is there a magical formula somewhere that stops babies from crying? I think there is, but it’s much simpler than it seems and it’s hidden in a pretty obvious yet difficult to find place…in the hearts of parents.
As new parents it’s so easy to get caught up in finding the “right” way. We want to do everything right for our perfect new being and while it’s true that there is a right way for each baby and parent unit, the same recipe does not work for everyone. I also can’t help thinking that maybe these days we’re bombarded with information overload. We have access to so many ideas that our own internal judgement can be clouded.