Parents have tried just about everything to calm their crying baby. Everyone thinks they have their own little secret, but Dr. Robert Hamilton, a pediatrician, has a solution you may not have thought to try before.
Hamilton, who has been practicing pediatrics in Santa Monica, California for about 30 years, recently shared his technique, which he calls “The Hold” to calm a crying baby.
Hamilton suggests folding the baby’s arms across their front and holding them with one of your hands. Next, grasp the child by the bottom with your other hand, holding the child at a 45-degree angle. Then gently rock the child up and down. The doctor also suggests gently shaking the child’s bottom back-and-forth.