I am sure that many parents here would agree that there is a unique sound that will calm individual babies. Whenever they are in their cranky sleepy mood, this unique sound will soothe them, calm and `hypnotise' (if I may call it) them. I have heard stories from other mothers that their baby will calm down if they are made to listen to the same sounds that they were frequently exposed to while they were in the womb. We did play lots of children and kiddies songs when my wife was carrying Ryan but surprisingly, I have found a different sound that will soothe him and puts him gently to sleep almost every time I tried.
It's the sound of running water from our little gold fish pond in the garden. Don't ask me why because I have no glue. But I have noticed that whenever he is cranky and wanted to sleep, he could fall asleep faster if I carry him close the fish pond and let him listen to the sound of running water. It happened last night and again this morning. He was fast asleep within minutes and without his pacifier too.
So, what is the unique sound that pacifies your baby? Does it work everytime? It will be interesting to compile and see what types of sound will calm the baby down.