Along with all the joys of parenting come some challenges. Especially for new or young parents, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After all, when a baby starts to cry, they have to figure out why. And with so many possibilities, including a dirty diaper, hunger, pain, being tired, needing attention, and more, that’s not always an easy thing to do.
When a baby begins to fuss, parents typically take immediate action. Sometimes, that entails giving the child a binky. Other times, they hold the infant while pacing the floor. But even when doing all the right things, the crying continues.
With the situation spiraling out of control, some parents turn to unique solutions. As an example, one dad made strange humming noises. But as the father of a tiny baby discovered, he found the secret to helping her calm down.
A popular video
This dad’s solution works so great that he and his wife decided to upload a video of it online. Quickly, it went viral. So far, it’s garnered more than two million views along with a lot of comments of gratitude.
Not calming down
At the start of the video, this dad has his baby girl in his arms. But the more he talks to her the louder she screams. At one point, the man looks up at his wife as if asking, “What am I supposed to do?”
An immediate change
While giving the baby gentle pats, this dad starts playing music on his phone. As soon as a song begins to play, the infant quiets down. The change in her demeanor is unbelievably fast.
Sing a song
That’s right. He then begins to sing “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.” That’s when his precious daughter turns to look at him. Keep in mind, she’s extremely young. But his voice captured her full attention.
A beautiful moment
As he sings, he continues to pat his baby in rhythm to the music. It’s truly an amazing moment between a father and child. And since it’s working so well, he continues.
Not so fast. Once her crying stops, he decides he can quit singing. But the minute he does…she starts to scream again.
As she fusses, he tells her, “Okay, wait.” At that moment, he plays the song again. As before, once she hears the music, she calms down. But when he sings, she becomes increasingly more relaxed.
What a fantastic remedy
Now, there’s no guarantee that singing will work for all parents but it’s worth a try. After all, they say music speaks to the soul. And in this case, it did. Look, parenting is tough sometimes. So, you have to constantly come up with new ideas.
If you want to see just how well this dad’s singing worked to quiet his baby, click on the video below. It’s not only sweet to watch but for frustrated parents, also encouraging.
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