How to stop a crying baby

Do you want to know the secret to stop a baby from crying?

There are few things in life that bring as much joy into a home as a baby. However, babies aren’t just giggles and smiles. There can be lots of crying. Babies cry as a way to communicate with others. They may cry because they are hungry, too hot or cold, they are teething or their tummy is upset. It is the job of the parent to decipher what the baby needs and wants. However, that can be easier said than done.

Parents of all ages have used numerous tricks to soothe a crying baby. However, one trick that is not as well known, play some Katy Perry music. In this sweet video, this little girl was upset and crying until she heard her favorite song come on. Then, she couldn’t help but dance and laugh along.

However, if you are in public and have a difficult time calming down your child, here are five ways to handle a screaming baby in public.

Courtnie Erickson

Courtnie is an editor for and has a degree in journalism. She has a slight obsession with running, newspapers and large fuzzy blankets. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and two sons.