(Closed) Happiest baby on the block – shushing

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I never watched the video, so I’m not entirely sure what you saw.  But I did shush exactly like what is described in the book.  It was hard at first because I’d get out of breath and lightheaded/dizzy, but then I learned I could put my mouth right on her ear and do it a lot quieter.  It made shushing easier.  We also used white noise (well, we still do) when she was really cranky and just wouldn’t calm down.  Turn on the radio or my white noise phone app, and it would save me from shushing for like an hour.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t seen the video either but I just do a general shhhh sound and also play the rain noise on her sound machine. Seems to work for now. Oddly enough my daughter is strange enough that she prefers full out talking to (reading books usually) to fall asleep.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

the louder the baby, the louder the shushing should be. you match it to their level. it works, sometimes not on it’s own, but in conjunction with the Ss.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I haven’t seen the video, but my SIL used this and it really worked. Her son would get all worked up, and the shushing was the only thing that would snap him out of it and calm him down. My husband thinks it is weird & sounds weird, but if it works, use it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t usually have to do it long, but it does help when he’s really crying. I also use it to get him to sleep. I hold him in my left arm and put my head right by his cheek and shush into his ear. It also helps to block his line of sight so he doesn’t get distracted and will close his eyes, also helping him sleep faster.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Ha. Yeah the shushing is a little odd – but worked amazingly for me! I just shushed louder than his cries. Didn’t take long and he was sound asleep. I think I really only used it in the first 4-6 weeks.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This freaked me out when I saw the video, but I asked my sister, she works with ear stuff, and she said that shushing wouldn’t cause permanent

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

yeah i remember how weird it looked in the video! but it worked….it is pretty different than a white noise machine in terms of intensity ๐Ÿ™‚ my husband did it more than me but when our baby was still less than 6 weeks old, it was often worked wonders when part of the five Ss…..that is why I liked the video so much more than the book – seeing it helped me a lot more than reading it!  now at 9 months sometimes I still do shushing to help him if he is agitated, but less loudly ๐Ÿ™‚

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