You probably noticed right away – I cry a lot! Crying is the way I communicate to you since I don’t have any words yet. It’s okay for me to cry, but there are things you can do to help console me if I’m very upset. Things like holding me, swaddling me, making noises at me, walking around with me in your arms, or taking me for a car ride can all help me to feel better. Remember to never be rough with me when I cry, and that if you feel overwhelmed, that it’s okay to put me down in a safe place while you take a few deep breaths.