A Doctor’s Secret to Calming a Crying Baby

December 06, 2022

Sometimes, needing to soothe a crying baby can feel stressful. In this video, Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., a pediatrician in Santa Monica, California, and founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, demonstrates his go-to maneuver for getting a baby to stop crying. This technique involves holding a baby in a specific position and gently rocking them to help them feel calmer.

Wondering how it works? This special baby hold may mimic the baby’s experience in the womb. The 45-degree angle may also provide new stimulation for a baby, which can distract them from crying. Give it a try, and remember to keep all the motions gentle and never jerky!