Babies instantly stop crying when this doctor gets a hold of them
Calm your distressed baby in seconds using an unusual technique as explained by Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Pediatrics in California.
It is dubbed "The Hold" by Dr. Hamilton, where his self-devised technique works effectively to calm down your crying baby quickly.
Your baby might not stop crying right away, but it will calm you as parent down too. Babies are sensitive to our emotional state, and it’s key to bring that feeling across.
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HOW IT WORKS
By wrapping one of the baby's arms in front of the other and holding them in place with one hand while supporting the baby’s head, leaning the baby a little.
With the other hand, hold the diaper and wobble it slightly, adding that it is best to hold the baby with the "plushy part" of your hands and not just the fingertips.
Dr. Hamilton said:
As seen below, a crying baby calms down within seconds after Dr. Hamilton performs "The Hold" to show its efficacy.
"Everything you do is very gentle. You don't want to do jerky motions ever."
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
This technique is not guaranteed to work for every infant, and if your baby shows resistance Dr. Block recommends the following:
“It’s uncontrollable and if you’ve checked the baby is dry and well fed, there’s not much you can do about it. Put your baby down gently on its back, somewhere safe like a crib and walk away”
Dr. Hamilton, a pediatrician for over 30 years, suggests that the technique works best for babies up to 3 months old.
They are then light enough to be held safely in position. He also explained that babies who won't calm down might be hungry or ill.
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In this article, we looked at how "The Hold" works, but if you are interested in learning more about the fascinating science behind why it works, you can follow this link for more information and videos.
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