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Little babies have an attention span of a housefly, and get bored and cranky fast. If we moms don’t have enough tricks up our sleeve, we must be prepared for a cranky and crying baby!
I am sharing 10 guaranteed tricks that make my baby smile, no matter how much she has been crying. They have been tried and tested by me on my baby. And trust me, they work; they really do!
1. Blowing Air On Their Tummy
This one is a true wonder. I think it is the noise and the cool air on her tummy that makes your baby stop her crying midway and smile at you!
This is how I do it:
-Pull up the T-shirt of your baby
-Fill some air in your mouth
-Now, rub your mouth on her tummy gently, and slowly let go of the air making a noise
A word of advice though – do not try this in public; the sound is not very appealing, and you might have people giving you weird glances. 😉
2. Making Faces
It works like a charm, every time! It works even with older kids. As a mom, I have learnt that making faces, sticking out your tongue, rolling your eyes and some other silly facial expressions will surely make your baby smile. They probably enjoy seeing their mommy look so comical, and may even try to imitate you!
3. Making Your Baby Stretch
Make your baby lie down on her back. Now hold her legs by the ankle and make her stretch. You can try any posture – legs wide apart, legs up her chest, or cycling motion.
This will help her release some gas and make her smile too, as she feels a sense of comfort.
4. Playing Peekaboo
This is another guaranteed trick I have tried to get that million dollar gummy smile – play peekaboo! Lean in close to her, kiss her nose or cheek, and then go back.
With an older baby, you can take a pillow or a cushion or her favourite blanket, and play peekaboo using the prop. Or do it the old-fashioned way using your hands. It works each time!
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