A baby that cries nonstop is nothing to take lightly. It’s scary enough being a new parent, so when you add in the nonstop crying, it elevates the stress.
Usually there is a reason for the tears and after parents go through the steps to figure it out, there is a good chance that the end result is gas, hunger or fatigue. After experience, some parents learn what works and what doesn’t work and they may even create their own unique methods to calming a baby.
Oftentimes a baby will rest quietly in the nook of a father’s arms as he is swung back and forth. And other times, a good bounce on one of those stability balls tends to do the trick.
In any event, a lot of parents take pride in what works for them and have a tendency to share their little tidbits of advice with friends and family.
When Scott and Jessica Walker were faced with their own crying infant daughter, they took all the usual steps, but nothing seemed to work. They tried rocking, swinging and even soaked the baby in water because they thought that she might be too hot. Then, finally, when they took off their daughter’s socks, their questions were answered.
While the problem appeared to be tiny, it was anything but. A single hair had managed to catch on one of her toes. It was wrapped so tightly that it was slicing through her skin and cutting off the circulation.