As adorable as new babies are, they are all known for one inescapable aspect—they cry. Mostly for good reasons, but sometimes without warning or cause. Babies cry as a way of communicating pain, hunger, needing to be changed, tiredness or fear, or a number of other issues. Dr. Hamilton has discovered the coolest trick to make them stop crying.
The technique is called “The Hold” and Dr. Robert Hamilton with Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California has made a tutorial demonstrating how to magically calm your little one in seconds.
As Dr. Hamilton says, first, you fold the baby’s arms across her chest, secure her folded arms with one of your hands and with the other hand, cradle the baby’s bottom with fleshy part of your hand, holding the baby at a 45-degree angle. Finally, “gently rock the baby up and down,” stirring her to the left and to the right.
The good doctor does mention the fact that this method works best when the child is a couple of months old because later on they become too heavy to hold them in that position.
How clever is this technique? Give it a try on your baby and let us know how it works!
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