Every mom has been there: Your little one starts melting down, and nothing you do seems to have any effect on the waterworks. When you don't have products to make your kid stop crying readily on hand, it's undoubtedly a frustrating situation. Unfortunately, no amount of verbal pleading and negotiating will make the the tears stop flowing. (I know, because I've tried.)
In times like these, what's a desperate mama to do? When you're tapped for tricks, sometimes the best thing to do is seek advice from real moms who've been there. Romper spoke to moms across the country discuss their all-time favorite products to get kids to stop crying. From rockers to wrap carriers and bubbles to bath tubs, these products have been vetted by veteran moms to soothe fussy babies and kids — even at their most inconsolable.
It's important to keep your sanity, too, which is tough when a tiny human is screaming in your ear. Remember you can always place your child in a safe place (like a crib or playpen), and take a few minutes so you can regroup.
Tears may be unavoidable (sometimes for Mom, as well as her child), but there are other moms out there who can help. Check out these mom-tested and mom-approved products to calm babies and toddlers, so you'll be ready next time your munchkin has a meltdown.