This is going to come in so handy.
California paediatrician, Dr. Robert C Hamilton has devised a technique to calm infants. Dubbed “The Hold”, it works like a charm, without fail, every single time. He shared this on his YouTube channel on Sunday and obviously, it has gone viral with over 8 million views to date.
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”.
“Everything you do is very gentle, you don’t want to do any jerky motions ever,” Dr Hamilton advices.
“You hold the child with the fleshy part of your hand [the palm] not the fingertips, and I am supporting his chin, which is why I am holding him at a 45 degree angle.”