Try “The Hold” to calm a crying baby

Time for a ‘mommy’ post. This video of a pediatrician from Pacific Ocean Pediatrics quickly calming tiny, crying newborn babies is a must watch. “The Hold”, as Doctor Robert Hamilton calls it, consists of crossing the baby’s arms across their chest and holding their arms/chest while holding them by the bottom with the other hand.  He then holds them at a 45 degree angle and gentle rocks and bounces the baby, who becomes quiet and alert almost immediately.

Both of my babies loves to be rocked in a similar as itty bitty newborns, so it makes sense this hold works so well!  Watch the cute video and try it if you have a newborn!

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