When a baby starts to cry, and you feel your emotions rise, it’s time to take a break. Try using calming exercises or put your baby down, close your eyes and take long, deep breaths.
Keep your baby monitor close and check in on your baby with a quick visit evert 10 to 15 minutes or until you feel calm enough to pick them up.
If this doesn’t work, reach out and call someone you feel comfortable talking to.
You can also try using some of the relaxation methods below:
- listen to music
- take a warm bath
- watch TV
- continue with your usual routines
- talk to someone
- remember to laugh often
- sleep when your baby sleeps
Contact the MACH Nursing Service through the Central Health Intake line on 02 5124 9977, speak to your GP or visit the Period of PURPLE Crying website.