A mom has gone viral on social media and is receiving props from thousands of netizens after sharing a video showing how to keep an infant calm.
A new mom swears by her innovative swaddling technique to keep her baby calm whenever he cries, and the evidence shared to her TikTok page has many social media users trying it out and giving feedback.
The mom with the TikTok handle, @ibmslady, and username Dtx_lady filmed herself indoors holding her crying son. The voiceover read out instructions on how to perfectly carry out the task.
Grandmother looks down smiling at newborn grandchild in the hospital room. | Photo: Getty Images
The mom propped her baby boy up and put his swaddle linen in place. She soon flipped him over with one hand behind his back and the other supporting his neck. In no time, the baby quieted down and completely stopped crying.
She explained in her voiceover that anyone who needed to try the calming technique should ensure the baby's hands were crossed and the swaddling cloth properly in place.
A photo of father watching his infant daughter in a baby crib. | Photo: Shutterstock
The new mom explained that the adult should try to keep the baby's face away from them by turning them in one's hands. She added that it was necessary to be careful with the baby's neck, giving it support.
That would help the child breathe well. Then a smooth rhythmic rocking comes next, and the baby would be calm. The clip has since gathered over 7.2 million views and over 7,000 comments.
Alyssa would make sure to ask questions when she combed their hair, dresses them up, or even when she changed her two-year-old's diaper.
A photo of a newborn baby in the crib. | Photo: Shutterstock
Many people in the interaction found the motherhood hack helpful as they shared positive feedback. Aspiring parents also made mental notes to keep the clip for the future.
According to the National Childbirth Trust (TCT), swaddling is a traditional technique used by parents, and the trick is to help babies feel snuggly and safe just like they did in the womb.
However, if not correctly done, the side effect of swaddling could lead to the baby having hip dysplasia, and if the swaddle is too snug, it could lead to overheating.
Sweet small triplets lying in nursery room. | Photo: Shutterstock
Alyssa, an elementary school teacher, explained that little children most likely do not know what consent meant, but teaching them in their formative years would go a long way.
She explained that she incorporated consent in most aspects of motherhood when relating to her two-year-old and four-year-old sons. Alyssa would make sure to ask questions when she combed their hair, dresses them up, or even when she changed her two-year-old's diaper.
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