How to calm a crying baby

A crying baby is one of the biggest frustrations for new parents, but one doctor has figured out how to calm a fussy newborn - and the technique is not only quick, it's surprisingly simple.

Dr. Robert Hamilton, from California, says he has a method that will work nearly every time.

A video of Dr Hamilton performing "The Hold" shows a crying child become calm just seconds after the move is performed.

Using the other hand he suggests grasping the child's bottom, holding the baby at a 45 degree angle and gently rocking it up and down. Then, hold the baby's bottom with your dominant hand. It takes just moments for baby Ashton, who'd just gotten a shot, to stop crying.

Hamilton's demonstration of the technique in a video posted on YouTube has quickly gone viral, with more than 1.6 million views in its first three days. "You don't want to do jerking motions-ever".

He says if the technique does not work on your baby, it could be one of two things.

Hamilton said if your baby doesn't calm down, it could be because he or she is hungry or sick.

"Parents have learned it and have experienced great success at home".

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