Today, 06:25 AM
:ita with MaddieB. I just want to add that a baby who is generally healthy and well-fed will not starve over the course of a single evening. If she is temporarily turning down the breast, it's okay.
Some things that help with evening fussiness:
- White noise- radio static, heartbeat and breathing sounds
- Trip outside. Something about the change in light quality, wavelength, intensity... If it's too cold to go out, taking baby over to the window may help.
- Calm house. As evening falls, turn the lights, tv, and stereo down or off.
- Motion. When fussiness strikes, try a stroller ride, swing, rock in a rocking chair, etc.
- Water. Try giving baby a warm, soap-free bath in the sink. The running water used to work (temporary) miracles on my kids.
I think the keys to colic/evening fussiness are, one, remembering that this is a temporary stage that it will pass, and two, doing whatever it takes to buy yourself 5 minutes of calm at a time. No soothing technique you try is likely to work long, so just keep changing it up!