Being a parent is like being a superhero. You have to make unusual yet correct decisions and be ready to be surprised at almost any given moment. This is why you have to be creative, even in the most mundane, everyday situations.
We at zgrnews decided to do an online search for these superheroes that do big things every day, and they’re ready to share their tricks with other parents.
Record the baby’s cry and let them listen to it later.
Babies can sometimes have a hard time calming down, even when whatever was bothering them gets resolved, according to Dr. Kristie Rivers, and they basically get into a crying rut. A simple distraction, like hearing a recording of their own crying, can sometimes be enough to snap them out of it.
Calm a crying baby in seconds with a special “Hold.”
Dr. Robert Hamilton, who practices at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, recorded a video that became a blockbuster on YouTube. He showed how to correctly hold a baby to make them calm down in seconds.
The technique, which Hamilton calls “The Hold,” consists of four steps:
- Pick up the baby and fold their arms snuggly across their chest.
- Secure the baby’s arms with your hand after they’re folded. That hand also supports the baby’s chin.
- Gently hold the baby’s bottom with your dominant hand. Use the fleshy part of your hand, not your fingers, to ensure a secure hold.
- Position the baby at a 45-degree angle and gently rock them. The motion can be up and down, or you can try shaking the baby’s bottom. The key is to make the sequence smooth and avoid jerky movements. The angle is important because it helps you stay in control of the baby.
That’s it. The results are quick and wonderful in the video, as demonstrated on babies who are fussy after receiving a shot. They calm down in moments.