Dr. Hamilton has handled a lot of babies at his practice and has a tried and true technique for calming a crying baby that he uses to quiet infants during office visits. “Parents have learned it and have experienced great success at home,” he says in the video description, before demonstrating the four simple steps.
The steps he outlines in the video below begin with picking up the baby. He then advises to:
1. Fold the baby’s arms across the chest.
2. Secure their arms gently.
3. Grasp the diaper area.
4. Gently rock at a 45 degree angle. Gently shake their booty and rock them up and down.
Dr. Hamilton says this will work for the first 2 to 3 months after which the baby will probably get too heavy. If your baby doesn’t stop crying it could be that your baby is hungry or possibly not feeling well.
Watch the video to see Dr. Hamilton in action and walk you through his tutorial!
Note: The content on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and in regards to the health of an infant.