If the baby won't stop crying, try this clever trick suggested by a doctor
A paediatrician shares his secret.
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Your baby is fully dependent on you and when he or she cries it can be for many reasons; hunger, discomfort or pain, to name a few.

But what happens when you've tried everything, and your baby's crying feels unmanageable? You probably feel helpless and overwhelmed. 

If you haven't heard yet, this doctor's a quick and easy way to calm your crying baby within seconds might be just what you need.

Read more: 10 sleep tricks for tired parents

While there are many different tricks and theories behind soothing a crying baby, Dr Hamilton's technique, "the Hold",  is definitely worth a try.  

Watch the video below or on Youtube to learn the trick: 

His 4 steps are:

1. Fold the baby's arms across his body.

2. Secure the arms gently, supporting baby's head (don't squeeze tightly!).

3. Grasp the nappy area.

4. Rock baby at a 45-degree angle leaning forwards, so baby's head won't jerk backwards.

Gentle is the word here.  

Do watch to the end to ensure you get the technique right, safely.

What do you do to settle your crying baby?

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