This Pediatrician Can Calm a Crying Baby in Seconds
January 29th, 2016
We introduce you to Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, also known as the baby whisperer. He has come up with a technique that can soothe a crying newborn instantly. His technique has become so popular that his instructional video on YouTube has garnered more than 17 million views.
So, how can you try this technique at home?
- Gently fold your baby’s arms right in front of their chest and hold them with one hand.
- Then, with your other hand, grab their bottom and very gently rock them up and down.
- You can also roll your finger around their chin.
The Reason This Simple Technique Works
So, why do babies respond so well to this technique? Hamilton explains that with this method, you are distracting the baby and making them forget about what is making them cry in the first place. Babies come from very tight quarters, and when you fold their arms, you are putting them in a familiar position which helps them to calm down.
Have you tried the above technique and been unsuccessful in calming your newborn? Reach out to Highland OB/GYN at (910) 485-1191 for more tips on how to keep your baby calm and comfortable, no matter the time of day.