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Published:December 5th, 2015 10:54 EST

Baby Calming Technique 'The Hold' Goes Viral: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

Dr. Hamilton, a pediatrician in Santa Monica, CA shows how to calm a crying baby using `The Hold`. This technique has been utilized by Dr. Hamilton (Dr. Bob) to quiet infants during office visits. Parents have learned it and have experienced great success at home. You can too. His Pacific Ocean Pediatrics is in Santa Monica


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When an infant is crying and the mother seems oblivious to the misery that her crying brat is causing in those around her, I feel like choking the baby to death.

There`s a technique called The Hold that looks like a chokehold, but it`s guaranteed to calm a crying baby.

It`s similar to the technique used to render a cat immobile while you bathe it:  Pinching a cat by the neck.

For the sake of everyone`s sanity I urge all mothers to learn this technique.

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