A pediatrician’s YouTube video showing you how to calm a crying baby almost instantly is going viral.
Dr. Robert Hamilton has a technique he calls “The Hold” that he uses to quiet babies during office visits.
In the video, Dr. Hamilton shows how “The Hold” calms babies within seconds.
First, fold the baby’s arms across the chest.
Secure the arms and hold the chin with one hand, while using your dominant hand to hold the baby’s bottom.
Then gently rock the baby at a 45-degree angle.
Dr. Hamilton says the baby will almost instantly stop crying.
“Everything you do is very gentle,” Hamilton explains in the video. “You don’t want to do jerky motions ever.”
The pediatrician says the technique works best on babies up to 2 to 3 months old.
Dr. Hamilton says he has taught the technique to many parents and they have experienced great success at home.
He says if the technique does not work on your baby, it could be one of two things.
Either your baby doesn’t feel well, or your baby may be hungry.