Parents of newborns or young babies will often find themselves listening to the shrill sounds of a screaming infant. Whether they’re hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change, they always find a way to let you know.
And while many have perfected their own ways of settling their little one, they don’t always work the way you want them to – and especially not in the middle of the night.
Dr. Robert Hamilton a pediatric has found a foolproof method to instantly calm babies who are upset with a simple ‘hold’ technique.
With over 30 years in the game, this doctor at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California, certainly knows a thing or two about getting fussy babies to calm down. His trick, which he calls “The Hold,” is quite the crowd-pleaser, and typically works best on babies ages 2 to 3 months.
Whether your infant got a shot or has trouble sleeping, you might want to give this a try.This how you can do this method:
- Fold both arms, with left in front.
- Gently hold baby at 45-degree angle, with the “plushy part” of your hands — not your fingertips. Place one hand in front to support the chin. Use the other hand to hold baby’s tush.
- Gently “shake the baby’s little booty,” back and forth. Feel free to stir LO to the left and right.
As i said this technique works best on babies up to 2 to 3 months old, after that, they become too heavy to hold securely in the position.
If your baby doesn’t calm down after this method, it could be because he or she is hungry or sick.
In this video Dr. Robert Hamilton shows you how to calm a crying baby-watch carefully and follow the instructions: