Your infant cries a lot or is restless
An infant who cries most of the time may well have sensory processing disorder. He can only process a limited amount of sensory information. He is easily overwhelmed. He usually gives an indication that it has been too much by crying, turning his head away, or falling asleep.
In order to be able to cope with all the information from the environment it is important that you touch and move your baby while holding him tightly. Fortunately we already do this a lot throughout the day when we take care of our baby.
If you notice that your baby does not enjoy being touched or moved, try and find another way in which he will start to like it. Hold your baby tightly with both your arms around him when you touch him or move him.
The following activities and games may be suitable:
- Provide enough physical exercise
- Swaddling or wrapping up in a blanket
- Touching and moving on your lap
- Rubbing in body lotion
- Massage with different materials
Information about the puckababy a sleeping-bag for infants that helps your baby to sleep quietly.
Els Rengenhart © 2009