This topical guide on calming a fussy baby will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.

  • Baby instructions. Newborn to crawler
    Meridian Education Corp., 2013
    61 minutes; DVD
    This video helps parents and caregivers create the best possible environment in which to maximize a baby’s learning potential. Topics include gross motor development, reading a baby’s cues, tummy time, language development, crawling, communication, calming an infant, establishing routines, feeding, encouraging play, and dressing.
    WS 105 .B119new 2011   860702354
  • Toddlers: Social and Emotional Development
    28-minute DVD
    Learning Seed, 2009
    This closed-caption DVD includes information on how toddlers come to understand how their actions, including tantrums, can affect others.
    WS 105.S678 Vol.2   311565119
  • Touchpoints
    132 minutes; DVD
    ConsumerVision; 2006
    By watching a dozen families in unique situations, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton shows how and why children develop the way they do. Touchpoints are defined as periods of time that precede rapid growth in learning for parent and child. This DVD provides comprehensive information on development of infants and toddlers, including how to manage temper tantrums and excessive crying appropriately.
    WS 105 .T722d 2006   75553551


  • Fussy Baby Network
    If you’re struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding, contact us.
    Call our warmline at 1.888.431.BABY (2229) for telephone support nationwide. Services available in Spanish and English.


The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.

  • Early Childhood Today, 21(4),27–28
    Understanding Children’s Anger: Recognizing and Working with Young Children’s Anger and Frustration
    Alice Sterling Honig. (2007)
    This article explains why infants and toddlers often become frustrated and provides caregivers with tips on how to respond appropriately. Direct link to article is available.
  • Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) Backpack Connection Series
    How to Help Your Child Recognize & Understand Anger
    Alyson Jiron, Brooke Brogle & Jill Giacomini, June 2012
    There are many things that make children angry, and children feel anger in different ways — just as adults do. As with all emotions, when you help your child recognize and name his anger you have helped him take the first step toward being able to control his own behavior.

Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.

Calming a Fussy Baby