Crying baby? You'll be singing this pediatrician praises for the simple hold he's about to teach you

Oh my gosh somebody please try this and comment if it works.

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  • OK, if what this guy says is true, he's an absolute genius. Nobody likes dealing with a screaming baby. If you're anything like me, that sounds is like nails on a chalkboard. Dr. Robert Hamilton, a pediatrician in Santa Monica, California, claims to have discovered a cure. It's not a magical recipe or expensive product-it's just a simple hold.

  • Now, nothing is going to work 100 percent of the time. If your baby is sick or hungry, he/she is probably going to cry - a lot. But, if your baby is just screaming for the heck of it, give this hold a try.

  • If you're in a place where you can't watch the video, here's a screenshot of Dr. Hamilton's steps, followed by a more detailed description of the magical hold:

  • 1. With your non-dominant hand, gently fold the baby's arms across its chest, with the left arm overlapping the right arm.

  • 2. Your same hand (non-dominant) should cover the baby's tucked arms.

  • 3. The thumb and pointer finger of that same hand act as a gentle prop for the baby's head and chin. Be careful not to choke the baby.

  • 4. Your dominant hand should hold the baby's bottom (the fleshy part of the hand, not your fingertips). Hold the baby at a 45-degree angle, with the baby leaning forward.

  • 5. Dr. Hamilton suggests gently bouncing, rocking or "stirring" the baby as you hold it.

  • Dr. Hamilton says this hold is most effective for the first two to three months after birth. After that, he says babies generally become too heavy.

  • Try it out and let us know in the comments section if it works!

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David Snell is a writer for the FamilyShare team. He's trilingual (English, Spanish and Movie Quotes). He's got a BA in communications and is married to one incredibly fantastic girl.

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