Baby Crying Tip #7: Massage Your Baby Touch is one of your baby’s senses and it’s one of the ways he explores the world around him. Touch can also help to calm your baby down. Baby massage may help to soothe your crying baby, but only if you have used this method before. You shouldn’t try baby massage for the first time when your baby is upset as a calming strategy. But if he’s used to being massaged, this a great tool to help soothe him. If you think your baby might be suffering with constipation of wind, try out some of the tummy massage moves you know as these can help move the digestive system along.