This Simple Trick Will Calm a Crying Baby in Seconds (VIDEO)

Pediatrician has perfect solution to crying babiesAny parent knows just how difficult it can be to calm down a baby. One minute an infant is all smiles; the next, hollering without stop. Dr. Robert Hamilton is a pediatrician whose "holding trick" can instantly quiet a baby. Don't believe me? Just watch.


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 is pretty great, right?

In case you missed it, here are notes to perfecting "The Hold":

  • 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.

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Think you got it?

This looks like something my husband did when both of our kiddos were that little. I found nursing after a shot would do the trick -- but would've given this a try.

Thanks, doc, for the tip. At least you have something else to try in your arsenal -- assuming you didn't already know this trick.




Image via Robert Hamilton/YouTube

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