- Swaddling: wrap arms snugly down against her sides, but leave her legs loose so she has room to move her hips.
- Side/Stomach: it's easiest to calm a crying baby when he's lying on his side or stomach.
- Shushing: start out as loud as your baby's cry. The womb has a constant rumbling that's louder than a vacuum cleaner. Use white noise for napping and nights.
- Swinging: a slow smooth motion keeps babies calm. But to put the brakes on explosive, "colicky" crying, your movements should be fast, tiny and jiggly though not aggressive or like shaking.
- Sucking: nursing or using a pacifier is the key to gliding into tranquility for many babies.
Each baby is different - try several at the same time.