White Noise and 10 other Soothing Sounds for Calming a Colicky Infant Written by Cherie Stirewalt
Recreating "whoosh" in womb.
The crying – oh, crying. A colicky baby can really drive you to edge. Failed attempts to soothe her crying may leave you wondering if you are cut out to be a parent after all. But, don’t worry, you are. You just need to arm yourself with some tools to battle each colic-crying outburst. But, first, let’s define why your colic baby cries. The most popular theory from scientists lately is an underdeveloped and immature nervous system. I know all women who have given birth can attest to fact that a baby has a big head. Right? Wrong. Actually, a baby’s head isn’t big enough to house a brain that is mature enough to have all survival tools a human infant needs. Their brain is only size of an apple. The birth canal cannot handle a bigger head (thank God). So, when a baby is born, only inherent survival skills are sneezing, sucking, swallowing and….CRYING! Most babies (80%, that is) are capable of crying for a reason, and then calming themselves down. These are usually what I call “the good sleepers” or “easy babies”. They are awake for awhile to learn and accept stimuli. Then they sleep to recover and awake to take in more stimuli. Unfortunately, a colicky baby is usually NOT a “good sleeper” or an “easy baby”. They are high-maintenance. Their nervous system is overloaded with all sights and sounds of a new world. And by about dinner time, they’ve had it. The crying begins. Once they start crying, they lack mechanism to calm themselves down. In my experience, most mothers with colicky infants tell same story. Their baby fights going to sleep. They won’t take a nap. They won’t stay asleep once they do finally go to sleep. These poor babies never take time to recover from all stimuli they have taken in over course of a day.
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