People always have an opinion how to soothe a crying baby. The most common advice is to let the newborn cry out their frustration, particularly if they have been fed and changed already. It’s hard to walk away and leave an inconsolable babe in the crib. Dayna Mager, from Michigan knows exactly what she has to do when her baby girl sobs.
Luella was born in October 2015 and every time she begins to stir and weep, Dayna does something most moms are warned against doing. Dayna knew she would begin this approach after attending a Christian concert and hearing a missionary speak.
She shared a photo on Facebook of her soothing method, her post has been liked over 60,000 times and has received over 22,000 shares. You may be changing the way you react to your baby crying from now on.
Babies cry for a reason and they need you to listen to them.
There is a myth that babies cry because they need something specific; nursing, diaper change or gases. It is not always about wanting attention for basic necessities. Their cry for help is often times for a very specific reason.
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Dayna may not know the actual reason her baby cries. But she knows to go to her every time.
Dayna Mager is a 28-year-old new mom. The woman recently posted a photo of herself sleeping with her baby girl. Her husband Matt took the photo when he came home late at night and found Dayna in the crib.
Dayna made a promise to her baby Luella shortly after her birth.
The Ann Arbor, Michigan couple attended a worship concert where a missionary spoke about his experience visiting an orphanage in Uganda. In the nursery room, the missionary saw about 100 babies, all of whom were silent.
The babies in the orphanage do not cry because they were sleep trained.
The missionary was surprised at how quiet the babies were. He asked one of the workers for the reason and the response changed Dayna’s way of parenting. “Her response to him is something I will never, ever forget. Ever. This was my ‘why’ moment,” explains Dayna.
Babies need someone that will go to them.
The woman in Uganda told the missionary babies always cry when they arrive at the orphanage. Initially, their cries can last hours but within a week the crying stops. The babies realize no one is coming for them.