Parents of newborns or young babies will often find themselves listening to the shrill sounds of a screaming infant. Whether they’re hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change, they always find a way to let you know.
And while many have perfected their own ways of settling their little one, they don’t always work the way you want them to. However, do you know there is one simple trick that you can do that will calm them down super quickly?
Robert Hamilton, an expert pediatrician in Santa Monica who has about 30 years of experience, has released a useful and cute video about the best way to calm down a crying baby. This technique has been utilized by Dr. Hamilton to quiet infants during office visits.
As the video shows, he picks up the child, folds his or her arms across the chest and holds this tight, lifting the baby’s bottom with the other. Holding the baby at a 45 degree angle with both hands, he then lifts the baby up and down, rocks it back and forth and ‘shakes the little booty’.
That’s it. The results are quick and wonderful in the video, as demonstrated on babies who are fussy after receiving a shot. They calm down in moments. Use the technique on babies up to 2 or 3 months old. After that, they become too heavy to be held in this position, Hamilton said.