As a rule, babies immediately stop crying if you pick them up. However, you should not constantly calm the baby in this way — otherwise you will quickly accustom him to a kind of manipulation. It is believed that in order to take a child in his arms, there must be a good reason — in any case, such “manual” communication with the baby should not be the result of his crying.
Moreover, you are unlikely to be able to calmly go about your business if the baby gets used to constantly being in your arms. You can teach your baby to be distracted in other ways — with the help of toys, books, and so on.
As soon as the child begins to act up, you can try to shake the crib or give him a pacifier — you should take it in your arms only after all the previous methods have been tried. In addition, you need to learn to distinguish between whim crying and crying for help. What are the reasons why a newborn may cry? Keep in mind that the intervals between feedings should not be more than three hours, then you will avoid crying due to hunger. The baby may be cold, then it should be dressed warmer. In addition, the child can get tired very quickly, then he needs not only to calm down, but also to lull. Babies up to four months of age often have colic — to avoid this, a nursing mother should eat right. Physical discomfort can also cause crying, so be sure to change your baby’s diaper often.
If there are no visible reasons for crying, then try to offer the baby a bright toy that can captivate him. If you practice firmness in relation to the crumbs, then do not overdo it so that the baby does not feel unnecessary. After all, problems due to such detachment of parents can appear already at an older age.
In the process of weaning a child from hands, firmness and patience will help you. Try to go to another room if the crumbs start hysterical. You can also try a little trick — take the baby so that he is uncomfortable and he will stop asking to be held. Of course, you can pet and hug the baby without taking him in your arms. After all, otherwise he will get used to it and will simply begin to call his parents to him with the help of crying. In addition, the constant presence of parents in their arms deprives the child of independence and the opportunity to learn about this world without someone’s help. So parental firmness in this matter will only benefit.