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‘The Hold’: Pediatrician Swears This Move Will Calm Your Baby

A California pediatrician claims to have a technique that instantly calms babies. If it’s true, there are going to be a lot of happy parents of newborns out there.

Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics demonstrates a holding technique that seems to calm babies instantly. The babies he demonstrates on in the video just had shots. They’re screaming! Then – voila! Silence.

What is this sorcery?

It looks like three simple steps:

1. Fold the baby’s arms across his chest:

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2. Secure the arms with one hand, while balancing the baby’s bottom with the other:

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3. Rock the baby.

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Hamilton reminds viewers that every movement should be gentle. He warns against “jerky” motions, and says the technique works best on newborns up to three months old.

It’s worth a try!

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