How To Stop Baby Crying With Touch

How To Stop Baby Crying With Touch

When your baby won’t calm down or stop crying do you wonder how you can help him stop crying with your touch?

Do these thoughts ever run through your head?
I can’t figure out what’s happening!
He’s eaten so he should be comfortable. 
Wait a minute; has he eaten enough??
Maybe he needs to burp. 
I’m sure he did a while back. 
Does he need to burp again?
What’s the situation with his diaper?
So now he’s clean and he’s still crying!
Is it plain discomfort or is he in pain? 
I JUST DON’T KNOW!!

When you’re in this situation try out these Listening Touch techniques that concentrate on your hands resting on the baby’s back, while your front/chest supports the baby.

The following pics show a calm baby and mom, but what was the scene before reaching this place of calm? If your baby is fussy or won’t stop crying, use these hand placements and wait for him to absorb your very light touch. This may take a few minutes (or a little longer), or you may see a change straight away in the way your baby becomes less fussy by taking breaths in between his bouts of crying.

Mom’s front is supporting her baby. He’s melding right into her. One arm is supporting him while the second arm is resting on his buttocks.

Stop Baby Crying With Touch

The thumb is resting on the tailbone. This position releases tension and produces calm quickly. You may feel heat  or the sensation of waves come into your hand. 

In the following pic, mom’s hand is still supporting her baby under the diaper but the second hand is resting between the tailbone and back. Each finger has an effect on the baby, not just the palm of the hand. 

Stop Baby Crying With Touch

The thumb is resting on the spinal column, and the small finger is on the tailbone. The middle fingers are helping the flow of calm reach around the side and to the front of the baby since the fingers are pointed in that direction. He’s also receiving extra support from his mom’s torso.

The torso here also plays an important role as in the previous technique. The lower hand is supporting the area of the lower back and tailbone. 

The lower and upper back hold discomforts that your baby may be carrying around (just like us as adults. We sometimes feel we’re carrying the world on our shoulders which results in upper back, shoulder or neck pain ;))

Here mom’s hand is resting on her baby’s upper back with the fingers extended to the shoulder. If your baby is feeling unwell you may feel heat come into your hand from this area. Mom’s thumb is resting at the base of the baby’s neck, contributing to the release of tension followed by a flow of calm.

How To Stop Baby Crying With Touch

Your hand placements do not have to be in the exact same place as in the pictures, being close to these areas is enough. As you place your hands on your baby, focus your thoughts on bringing him calm. This will also bring you calm. 

What happens if your baby prefers to lean his back against you, with your hands on his stomach, chest or groin? My video HowTo Stop Baby Crying With Touch will give you specific calming techniques for these areas.

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