When you're pregnant, your dreams of your baby likely involve coos, gurgles, sweetness, and smiles. But unless you have some sort of alien baby from the planet sunshine, the fact is your baby is going to fuss. More than you ever thought humanly possible.
Yes, some babies are fussier than others (God bless the moms of colicky children), but all of them have their moments, and trust me, those moments will be some of the longest of your life. You can try singing, and rocking, and baby whispering, but sometimes you need a little more help to stop the fussing. Here are five products moms swear by that are worth a try.
What products would you add to the list?
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There's a variety of brands of ointments that promise to calm your kid. Most of them include things like lavender and vanilla scents, which are known for their soothing effects. Since baby massage is also thought to help calm children, if you use one of these too, you get a double bang.