Soothing Strategies for Parents

March 20, 2024

It's important to help parents recognize that newborn babies cannot soothe themselves, and that there is no such thing as spoiling during the newborn period. Infants need adult help to feel safe, secure, and cared for, and to allow for healthy development.

When rounding on the postpartum floors, or in your next newborn visit, try offering some soothing strategies for parents to manage expected crying and build a nurturing relationship from the start. And better yet? Share this newborn education video (and handout) with every new parent you see. Available for FREE in English and Spanish.

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