MFP-BT_When-Fussy-or-Crying_BI may be saying, “I am feeling out of sorts, off my routine.” Or I may be saying, “I feel tension in the house.” I may simply be saying, “My body is growing and changing and I am extra sensitive to these changes.” To support me, try different things to see what will work. What works today might not work tomorrow, so it is good to have lots of choices. Some things to try are: Use soothing sounds. Talk or sing softly to me. Sometimes I might like soothing background noise, like a white noise machine or soft music. I might like gentle rocking, or perhaps I need faster rocking. Offer me a pacifier. Sucking can be very comforting for babies. Reduce stimulation such as lights, sights, sounds, and textures. Give me some time to soothe myself. Put me down in a crib or a safe place for 5 to 10 minutes. I may need this time to reorganize myself. It is important that you also take time to tune in to your own reaction to my crying. What is it like for you? Do you find yourself getting very upset when I cry? How do or how can you calm yourself?

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