Meet the baby whisperer changing the parenting world one crying baby at a time.
“It began with me picking up a lot of babies, comforting a lot of babies,” Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, told ABC News. “What I found over time is that after I gave them a shot, clearly they started to cry and I thought, ‘OK, I broke it, I have to fix it.’”
His smooth moves soothe the crying darlings in seconds, mesmerizing hundreds of babies, and especially their parents.
“I very gently wrap the two arms right in front of the chest, I put him in a prone position,” Hamilton demonstrated live on “Good Morning America” today. “Then with my dominant hand, I grab his little bottom and very gently rock him up and down. Sometimes they’ll grab your finger and suck on it. You can also roll your finger around the chin, and that’s it. It works very, very well.”
The doctor’s instructional video is a YouTube sensation racking up more than 15 million views.
“I’m blown away,” he said. “I’m humbled by that actually. And hopefully it will help a lot of people.”
Hamilton thinks his technique works “because you’re distracting them.”
“If you have an itch on your arm and someone comes up and tickles you, what happens? You forget about your itch,” he explained.
Folding the baby’s arms is a very important step in the process.
“Remember where they came from,” said Hamilton. “They came from very, very tight quarters, if you will. And by folding the arms you’re essentially swaddling them. They recognize that position.”