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Use This Incredible Anti-Cry Technique the Next Time Your Baby Starts Crying

When you become a parent, learning to live with limited sleep quickly becomes second nature. After a day of parenting, working (if you have the luxury), and daily household chores, most parents just want to sink into bed and go to sleep.

Unfortunately, when you’re caring for a child, it’s more likely that you’ll be spending your nights rocking, feeding or watching over your baby. However, to avoid crippling exhaustion, medical experts encourage parents to make every effort to get a good night’s sleep.

If your baby can sleep a whole night without crying, you might just be able to achieve such a momentous feat. In a recent report on Little Things, a parent seems to have come up with a way to instantly and harmlessly stop your baby from crying.

To calm the crying baby, the only thing you need is a source of running water and a little patience. The next time your child starts crying in the middle of the night, try this technique!

Turn on the nearest tap and position the faucet so the water splashes a little bit when it hits the sink. Hold your crying baby on your lap and sit down in a comfy chair near the running water.

According to a 2-minute instruction video on Little Things, the sound of running water helps calm babies, drowning out background noise and putting them back to sleep. This simple 2-step hack can be carried out if you are standing up and holding your baby or letting him or her crawl all over you on a seat.

What’s more, you can use this anti-crying technique practically anywhere that has a bathroom. Although there are many other ways to help soothe a crying baby, this technique has so far worked every time we’ve used it.

This means that you might be able to say goodbye to expensive dummies, ineffective songs and untested methods. You can even use the technique as a way to put your kids to sleep before they head to bed.

Whether your child is screaming or moaning, the gentle trickle of water can help sooth their cries in as little as 2 minutes. It should always be noted that babies often cry to signal that something is wrong.

If this method, and other common techniques, isn’t having any effect on your baby, it might be a sign that you should take your child to a specialist.

Hunger, fear or illness are the most common causes of a baby crying incessantly. One mother, Kate, spoke to Baby Center after the usually effective water technique had no effect on her inconsolable crying.

"One time when my daughter was 9 months old, she cried inconsolably for two hours,” posted Kate. “She had never done that before, and this time she wouldn't even nurse. The doctor told me to take her to a nearby clinic. While we waited in the exam room, she let out a big fart, and after that she was fine. It was just gas."

Source: Little Things
Photos: YouTube

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