#41: 5 Ways to Soothe a Crying Newborn with Dympna Kennedy

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Infant, New parent, Newborns, Parenting, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

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 Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#41: 5 Ways to Soothe a Crying Newborn

with Dympna Kennedy


The sound of a crying newborn… oh my goodness. It sends shivers up our spine, creates emotional tension and we just want to do all we can to help them. But how do you know what they need? Our guest for this episode, Dympna Kennedy, has created a checklist of 5 things for new parents to try when their baby is crying and they’re not sure why. Her advice is simple, concrete and easy to remember, which makes it perfect for brand new parents. 
A little about our guest…

Dympna Kennedy is the founder of Creating Balance, a parenting and early childhood organization dedicated to promoting the value and importance of the first 1,000-days.

Dympna shares the inherent magic of nonverbal communication and how to fluently speak with children under five.

A co-author of two books – Remote Working! When Daycare and the Classroom Return Home and Woman Leading on establishing leadership in the home. Her book for new fathers is due out early 2023 along with two picture books for children. 

She is a recipient of the Family and Children’s Services’ Award for Excellence’. 

Originally from Derry, Northern Ireland, Dympna resides in Sydney with her husband and two sons.

Visit her website Creating Balance

Connect with Dympna Kennedy on Facebook

Dympna Kennedy


Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [04:20] A checklist of 5 things to try when your baby is crying
  • [08:30] Questions to ask yourself if they’re still crying
  • [11:18] Connecting with your baby
  • [14:55] How to find your guiding compass as a parent (so you know what to do when in doubt)
  • [15:57] Ann’s guiding principle of parenting

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