Stop your baby from crying in Second
Crying babies are all of us, really.
Aren’t we all just fleshy bundles of feelings crying out into the world in hopes of a hug and the license to sleep all the damn time?
IS THIS NOT WHAT THE INSIDE OF YOUR HEART LOOKS LIKE?
Which is why you need to watch this doctor’s mesmerizing trick to make babies stop crying.
Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics has been in practice in Santa Monica, California, for the past 26 years. “The technique, which I call ‘the hold,’ has evolved over the years,” Hamilton told BuzzFeed Life.
Here’s how it works...
Pick up a crying baby.
Gently fold the baby’s arms across their chest.
Then, hold the baby at a 45-degree angle and gently rock them back and forth.
Holding the baby directly upright can become a tricky balancing act, which is why a 45-degree angle gives the perfect amount of control, said Hamilton.
And shake their itty bitty tail feathers.
I use this technique all day long when I’m working with infants, and it’s really effective,” he said. It works best with babies from birth to 3 months old. “And it can work for premature babies, but you have to be especially gentle.”
This baby doesn’t seem to mind it.
And this one looks as happy as a clam.