Parenting, especially in the early stages, is full of challenges. Perhaps one of the most daunting tasks is soothing a crying baby. Every parent has their tricks, but one dad’s method has caught the attention of parents worldwide, thanks to a viral video demonstrating his ability to soothe his baby in just 18 seconds. In the video, the dad demonstrates a three-step method that seems to work like a charm. Here’s a breakdown of his technique.
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1. Cross the Arms for a Self-Hug
The first step involves crossing the baby’s arms across their chest, mimicking a self-hug. This position seems to provide a sense of security and comfort to the baby, similar to swaddling, which is known to help babies feel snug and secure.
2. Secure Hold
Next, the dad gently holds the baby’s arms in the crossed position and supports the baby between the legs. This hold is both secure and comforting, providing the baby with a sense of safety.
3. Gentle Rocking
Finally, he gently rocks the baby forward and backward. This motion, combined with the secure hold, appears to have a calming effect. Remarkably, within 18 seconds, the baby stops crying and appears to be completely soothed!