Is baby hungry? Offer her the breast or a bottle. If baby doesn’t want to feed, she might still want to suck. Offer newborns a dummy, or help older babies find their own fingers.
Does baby need comforting? Try holding her in a cradle position or sling. Try gentle rocking, walking, whispering or singing. Try to keep light and noise low.
Is baby tired? Try wrapping her gently but firmly. Then put her down to sleep in a safe place.