My question is: Is there any way to soothe a crying baby in the middle of the night other than inserting my pinky?
- Pinky method = only successful soothing found
- Tried the following other methods without success:
- My wife and I need to sleep so we can't keep our pinky in the baby's mouth all night.
- Extra info:
- She's breast fed
- She's on a bilibed for jaundice
- She's 7 days old
I have a week old newborn that has been fussing (that word is a gross understatement for the kind of crying she's giving us) for the last few hours (it's now 2 AM) and my wife and I have discovered that she is miraculously soothed by "the pinky method." It's like a magic button. This is all fine and dandy, however I need to sleep eventually and even when she falls asleep if we try to remove our pinky she notices and begins to fuss all over again. She just spits any binkies out. When she gets really hungry my wife is able to calm her temporarily by feeding her, but it all just goes back to fussing.