When my son did sleep I did research to try and come up with ways to calm him during the crying bouts which always occurred at night. Experts suggested it might be gas or colic and suggested various holds - which I never got right. One expert suggested singing a lullaby and tweaking to words for your baby.
Armed with this knowledge I decided my best course of action was to don my songwriters hat and hope for the best. I choose the tune of Frere Jacques and sang about mommy's and daddy's love for Mekhi. I experienced limited success - walking him around the house was more effective - but I still sing the song to him sometimes and it does seem to help him get to sleep.
They say music can calm a savage beast but for me calming a screaming child was enough for me.
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