Doctor Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California demonstrates his tried and true method for gently quieting a crying baby. In a move called “The Hold”, Dr. Hamilton wraps the infant’s arms him/herself and then rocks the baby up and down by his/her bottom.
Come with me now into and my consultation rooms I’ll show you how. We have a crying baby, he just got a shot here. This is Ashton and here’s how we pick up an infant, I fold his right arm like this and then his left arm in front and then very gently holds his arms like this. I hold his little bottom and gently rock him up and down just like that.