Your happiness and excitement takes a backseat when your little angel starts crying nonstop. It is natural to freak out and feel stressed when you baby cries constantly. But it is okay. You will soon realize that it is one of their coping tactics. Even if you are not responding right at the home, your little one will be fine. But the more stressed you are, the fussier your baby will be. So, what can you do alleviate that unwanted stress? Check out right below.
Easing The Stress Caused By Newborn’s Constant Crying
It does sound odd but breathing is one of the best ways to alleviate stress. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Take a deep breath, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Hold the baby and try to adjust your breathing rhythm with hers. With a little effort, you will soon find yourself breathing in sync with her breath. If time permits, you could try Alternate Nostril Breathing. It is an alternative to deep breathing, but is more effective. Make it a part of your routine and you will find yourself less stressed.
2. Do A Quick Meditation!
You do not have to get into the details. Just 5 minutes is sufficient. Close your eyes and focus on your breaths. Experience the tranquility and serenity as you exhale stress along with the breath. You could do this even while lying down or feeding your baby. It calms you down and helps you handle the situation in a better way.
3. Repeat An Affirmation
Affirmations are positive statements that you keep repeating constantly. It is a simple sentence that allows you to focus on what you need, thereby ensuring that you become calm and relaxed. One of the simplest one that I do is “Peace and calm indwell in me and surround me”. Keep repeating till you feel it in your mind and body. You can even choose to repeat something like “I am calm, peaceful, and relaxed”. Just choose something that reflects your state of mind.
4. Visualization Could Help!
Invoke your creative potential and start visualizing. Imaging a place where you would feel calm and relaxed. You could choose any holiday destination of your choice. Just imagine each and every aspect of the place in detail. The more detailed your imagination, the higher the levels of your relaxation will be.
5. Take A Break!
You deserve a break. Motherhood, in the initial days without adequate breaks, could leave you exhausted and frustrated. So take a break. Step out of the room and take a warm shower. Or just soak your feet in a tub filled with hot water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Essential oils soothe your senses and calm you down.
6. Drink A Cup of Tea!
Prepare a cup of warm ginger tea. Swirl in some honey and sip it. You could also try chamomile tea. The warmth and aroma of both these teas could help in unwinding your stress.
7. Ask For Help
Ask your partner to take care of your baby for a while. It is pretty fine to trade off with some when you need a break. You could even request your mother-in-law or someone else to be in-charge as you regain your senses.
Babies cry and that is not your fault. Remember that your little one responds to your feelings and emotions. So, calm down and relax. Once you are calm, your baby will also respond in the same way.