Your baby is crying
is it idiomatic to say "to coax the baby not to cry" or any better / common way to say it?
coax: to persuade somebody to do something by talking to them in a kind and gentle way
coax somebody/something (into doing something) She coaxed the horse into coming a little closer.
coax somebody/something (into/out of something) He was coaxed out of retirement to help the failing company.
coax somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) She had to coax the car along.
Police managed to coax the man down from the ledge.
coax (somebody/something) + speech ‘Nearly there,’ she coaxed.