Every parent has/will experience a crying baby from time to time. Your baby may start to cry in the middle of the night, in the car, at church, while shopping, etc. There's never a good time for your baby to cry, but in the middle of the night, in the car, at church, while shopping, when they're not feeling well, etc. may cause you to be embarrassed, agitated, exhausted or even concerned about your baby's health. A pediatrician in Santa Monica, California has a proven method that will stop your baby from crying almost 100% of the time.

Dr. Hamilton, who is the founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics has developed a simple and effective way to calm a crying baby, it's called "The Hold". He has used the technique to calm infants during office visits for over 30 years.

Parents are amazed at his process. Dr. Hamilton stuns parents as they watch in disbelief. Some parents haven't slept in days because of their crying child. Many infants aren't feeling well and nothing the parents have done makes them stop crying. Even babies who've just received a painful shot stop crying within seconds.

Here's what you do:

  • 1. Fold the baby's arms across the chest.
  • 2. Secure the arms gently.
  • 3. Gently grasp the diaper area with your dominant hand.
  • 4. Rock the baby up and down at a 45-degree angle.

Sounds simple, right? It is!

Dr. Hamilton Demonstrates "The Hold"

Dr. Hamilton is the author of a book called, "7 Secrets of the Newborn". It takes a parent through the first year of a baby's life. It's a must-have for all new parents.

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