A crying baby can drive up your stress level really quickly. As a first time dad, I am often at a loss on what to do next to calm my baby down.
I saw this video on “How To Calm A Crying Baby” and it seems to be a simple way to calm down any baby cries. I am certainly going to try this method soon!
Dr. Hamilton uses “The Hold” technique:
- Fold across the chest
- Secure arms gently
- Grasp diaper area
- Rock at a 45 degree angle
He also mentions that if the baby persists to cry after using this technique, it could be that the baby is not feeling well or the baby is really hungry, as you already know, a hungry baby is an angry baby.