Gentle motion. Rocking and bouncing your baby can help comfort and calm them down. (Arms need a break? See our hands-free soothing gear below.)
Soft music or white noise. Blocking out the busy noise of the world helps your newborn settle and calm down. If you’re not a fan of singing for a tiny cranky audience, try a sound machine soother. You can choose whatever sounds work best for your baby, whether it’s lullabies, nature sounds or other soothing sound effects, like white noise.
Vibrations. Gentle vibrations, like in a bouncer seat or tummy wedge, also remind your baby of that place with the constant motion. Plus, they feel soooo nice.
Hearing or feeling another’s breathing. A good snuggle session where your baby can feel and hear your steady breathing and heartbeat is not only super comforting for them, but it helps build that special connection between you two. For a hands-free cuddle buddy, check out the Soothe ‘n Snuggle Otter, which “breathes” realistically with heartbeat sounds and other white noise. (He even snores!)
Calming distractions. Giving your baby something to focus on, like soft lights, a mirror, or slowly spinning animal pals on an overhead mobile, can help when they’re feeling overwhelmed.
Sucking and chewing. Sucking is a natural way for babies to self-soothe. A handy pacifier can help with that. And if your baby is starting to get their chompers, which would make anyone cranky, teething toys can give them something to chew (other than your fingers).
These rock and sway on their own, so your arms are free
You can adjust the speed, type of motion, and add music or sounds to find what works best for your baby
These come in different sizes to best fit your space, plus portable options for travel