Getting a Crying Baby to Sleep

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In summary, a study published in "Current Biology" suggests that carrying a crying infant while walking for 5 minutes, followed by an additional 5-8 minutes of holding, can help them fall asleep. This method is similar to a method used by the speaker's family, which involves carrying the infant around a table until they fall asleep, and then transferring them to their crib. The speaker also mentions that their method involves carrying the infant higher and supporting their head and body fully before placing them in the crib. They also provide a link to an article with additional soothing techniques for crying babies. However, they acknowledge that this method may not work for all infants.
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Per study https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(22)01363-X), walk for 5 minutes then hold for 8 minutes.
A study published in "Current Biology" describes a method for getting crying infant to sleep.
That method:
-- 1) Carry infant while walking for 5 minutes.
-- 2) Continue to hold infant for another 5 to 8 minutes.

In my household, this is very similar to "Daddy's method for getting the baby to sleep".
It is very reliable and quiets the crying in seconds.
When I demo'd it to a very skeptical sister-in-law, she exclaimed "You hypnotized her".
All I do is carry the infant around the dinner table until it is well asleep - usually about 15 times around the table - perhaps 5 minutes.
Unlike the article's recommendations, at that point I carry the infant upstairs and put it in its crib.

Perhaps my crib setting technique is graceful enough to avoid the 5-8 minute wait - or perhaps my kids were sounder sleepers.
I do notice that I carry the infant a bit higher than what is diagrammed in the article. I carry them high enough for the infants head to touch the top of my shoulder. And when I set them in the crib, I am fully supporting the back of head and body, then just lean forward and lower them down. The Mommy takes over from there.
 
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Once the obvious was ruled out, I used to turn him over from one side to the other, then firmly took him in. (Just the one son)

I remember it working at least once and I was very surprised!

If it does not work then you are not doing it right!
 

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