A new parenting technique holds the promise to turn anyone mastering it into a bonafide Baby Whisperer, according to a video from a pediatrician on YouTube.
In his best-selling book, "The Happiest Baby on the Block," Dr. Harvey Karp laid out the so-called five S's of soothing a crying infant, according to the Baby Center. They are swaddle, side or stomach position, shush, swing, and suck. But another doctor thinks we can add "shake" to that list.
Dr. Robert Hamilton from Santa Monica, Calif., possesses an uncanny ability to instantly calm crying babies. And because so many parents asked him to demonstrate his technique, the doctor created a step-by-step video that does just that.
In the video, Hamilton picks up a crying infant and folds each of the child's arms across its chest. He then secures the arms with his left hand by placing it just under the baby's chin. With his right hand underneath the diaper, the doctor supports the infant at a 45-degree angle while gently shaking him up and down. And just like magic, the baby stops crying.
So if you want to amaze your friends and family with an ability to quiet screaming infants at a whim, watch the video below.