How To Calm A Crying Baby In Seconds By Dr. Robert Hamilton
- IWB Post
- December 3, 2015
This video by Dr. Robert Hamilton, a California pediatrician at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, shows you how to calm a crying baby. He is seen using a technique that can help parents handle their crying new-borns.
Dr. Hamilton shows four main steps of what he calls ‘The Hold’:
- Fold and cross the baby’s arms across his or her chest and gently secure them with one of your hands.
- Pull the baby’s bottom down with your dominant hand.
- Gently hold the baby at a 45-degree angle to maintain control in case the baby rocks its head back.
- Gently rock the baby up and down or stir clockwise or counterclockwise.
Hamilton also describes what part of your hand to use and how to support the baby’s chin.
Can you see how he folds baby’s right and left hands to his chest and holds them there with his left palm, at the same time supporting the baby’s chin? Once the baby reaches this position, he stops crying!
Try this brilliant technique with your baby and let us know!