How to instantly calm a crying baby

By Samantha Luiz
27 December 2015

Paediatrician of 30 years reveals the secret to calming a crying baby in seconds.

Even though you've checked that the baby is dry and well-fed, they won't stop crying and you don't know what to do. If you've found yourself in a similar situation, you may want to watch this viral video.

In the video, paediatrician Robert Hamilton demonstrates a technique called 'The Hold' on two babies and it works like a charm.

Basically, all you have to do is:

1. Fold the baby's arms across the chest

2. Secure arms gently

3. Grasp diaper area

4. Rock at 45-degree angle

"I shake his little booty like that, I gently rock him - everything you do is very gentle, you don't want to do jerky motions ever. You hold the child with the fleshy part of your hand, not your fingertips. And I am supporting his chin," says Dr. Hamilton.

The video has been viewed almost 16 million times since it was uploaded on 29 November.

Watch the full technique below:


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