Baby Holding Techniques

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Dr Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Paediatrics has named the technique “The Hold”

Alexandra Sims
Wednesday 02 December 2015 13:46

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Other baby calming techniques

Soothing babies can be tricky, especially if they are well-fed, comfortable, and not ill. It’s important to take care of the baby’s most pressing need, as doing this will immediately solve the crying problem. Some means of calming a baby include singing or talking to the baby in a tranquil voice, while gently stroking or rubbing his or her back. Rattle toys and pacifiers are clever ways of distracting a baby. Sometimes all a baby needs is a little walk or a ride in the stroller, or perhaps some music.

All babies are unique; thus, what may work for one may not work for another. The trick is for parents or caregivers to pay close attention to the little details that work best for them. One important thing to remember is that sometimes it’s totally ok to let the baby cry, if it is certain that all the baby’s needs have been adequately met.

Babies cry. It’s just what they do and is their primary means of communication. Parents just need to have patience and strong support from a family member or close friend for those times when they feel overwhelmed.

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