When your newborn baby is crying, your natural instinct as a parent is to soothe their pain—and you'll try every technique in the book to do it too. What if we told you there is a tried and tested trick that will calm them down every time? Pediatrician Dr. Robert Hamilton from Santa Monica, California developed "The Hold" to settle a crying baby and it's genius.
Use one hand to fold your baby's arms gently across their chest and hold them there. Then use the other hand to hold them by their bottom making sure to hold the child at a 45-degree angle. When you have them securely, gently rock baby up and down. He also recommends carefully moving the child's bottom back-and-forth, and it totally works. Hamilton has been working with newborns for 30 years, so we'll take his word for it. Watch the video to see for yourself, and let us know if you try the technique.
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