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hello friends it’s a wonderful day here at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica California my name is Bob Hamilton I’m a pediatrician I’ve been doing it now for about 30 years one of the great joys I’ve had in life is I’ve been able to care for literally thousands of newborn children one of the challenges that pediatricians have in taking care of children is trying to communicate clear and precise information to their parents a lot of times over a baby who’s crying very very loud and I have utilized two technique that I called the hold over the years which is very helpful in calming children and keeping them quiet so today I’d like to show you how I do that this is simple hold I think you’ll understand come with me now into one of my consultation rooms I’ll show you how I do it here we have a crying baby and he just got a shot here so this is Ashton and here’s we do it so we pick up Ashton I fold his right arm like this and then his left arm in front and then very gently hold his arms like this hold his little bottom and gently rock him up and down just like that and even though he just got a shot look at that leg that’s big ouch on that leg there you can see that you can comfort him and quiet him again I’m holding with my right hand his little bottom I’m gently shaking him back and forth we’ve brought him up and down very gently sometimes we stir him to the left and we serve him to the right and there’s our baby here we have another little crying baby he’s just got to shut and I’m gonna go ahead and pick up this little guy and again I take his left arm his right arm I’m sorry and put it across his body then his left arm across the body like that I hold it grab his little bottom and very gently rock him up and down they at a 45-degree angle you see that he comforts pretty quickly really this is a good baby I shake his little booty like that I gently rock him everything you do is very gentle you don’t want to do jerky motions ever you hold the child with the fleshy part of your your hands now with your fingertips okay and again I am supporting his chin he’s lifting his head up here which is why you hold him in a 45 degree angle you never want to put him like this because they can throw their head back and you can lose control the baby very quickly and you can see I’m rolling my finger around his chin and look at him this is a Content little baby he he just got a shot but he he goes I’m tough dr. Hamilton I can do that so this is a good baby so there you have it we’ve met a couple of beautiful babies and lovely mothers and to recap it like to go through four points number one you fold the arms across the chest number two you secure the arms after they’re folded number three you gently grab the diaper area with your dominant hand and then number four at a 45 degree angle you gently rock the baby up and down you can shake their booty and generally by doing this the child will quiet down finally if your baby does not quiet down think about two things maybe your baby’s not feeling well they’re Hill or number two maybe your baby is hungry finally I find that the hold is very helpful for the first two to three months of age after that your baby becomes too heavy and it’s very difficult to hold a baby at that point so hopefully this is helpful to you thank you for your attention best my best to your family you