Having a newborn can be hard, what with the lack of sleep, constant feeding and crazy nighttime schedules. Having a fussy newborn that won’t stop crying, however, is pretty much the icing on the new parent cake. Luckily one doctor has a solution for that, and it’s pretty darned genius if we do say so ourselves.
Meet paediatrician Robert Hamilton, a doctor with plenty of experience when it comes to crying babies. He is, after all, the one who gives them their shots.
In a YouTube video, above, the doctor demonstrates how to easily stop any baby from crying with a simple four-step holding technique designed to comfort and sooth. He calls it, “The Hold:”
1. Fold the baby’s arms across his or her chest
2. Secure the arms after folded
3. Gently grab the diaper area with your dominant hand
4. Hold they baby at a 45 degree angle and gently rock
That’s it. If you’re doing it right the baby should stop crying and simply be. According to the doctor it’s a technique he’s perfected over his years, and we have to say that watching him, we’d agree.
Of course it won’t work every single time. If the baby continues to cry, Dr. Hamilton advises the baby could be sick or hungry. Also, while the technique is gold for babies up to about two to three months, after that they get too heavy and become impossible to hold that way.
We’re kind of dying to try it out, but of course we’d need a new baby for that. In the meantime, we’ll just watch this video again for an extra dose of cuteness.