Having a baby is one of the miracles of life but when our baby is upset or crying, it can be difficult to determine why they are crying or even more difficult to stop them from crying. Learning how to hold a baby and learning how to stop a baby from crying are important skills for new parents. Health professionals who work with babies on a daily basis have several techniques for calming a baby and one pediatrician has a technique that is incredibly simple and effective.
Dr. Hamilton, a pediatrician in Santa Monica, California, has developed a technique called “The Hold” that includes only 4 simple steps but as you’ll see in the video, they work even on babies that recently had a shot. Here are the steps for calming a baby:
1. Fold both arms across the chest.
2. Secure arms gently.
3. Grasp diaper area.
4. Rock babies at a 45-degree angle while gently shaking their bottom.
Watch Dr. Robert Hamilton demonstrate how to stop a baby from crying…
Dr. Hamilton does caution that after 2-3 months, the baby does get heavier so this technique might become more difficult. Please share this incredible technique to calm a crying baby with your friends and family.