How to hold a baby and stop it crying EVERY time

How to hold a baby and stop it crying EVERY time
This may be the saving grace all new parents are looking for.

An American paediatrician claims to have found a miracle way of holding an infant to make it stop crying.

Dr Robert C Hamilton, of Santa Monica, California, says his technique, dubbed 'The Hold', works every time without fail.

Dr Hamilton shared The Hold on his YouTube channel on Sunday, and in just three days it has been viewed more than one million times. 

Dr Hamilton, who has been a paediatrician for some 30 years, demonstrates The Hold on several upset little patients - and it does work.

As the video shows, he picks up the child, folds his or her arms across the chest and holds this tight, lifting the baby's bottom with the other.

Holding the baby at a 45 degree angle with both hands, he then lifts the baby up and down, rocks it back and forth and 'shakes the little booty'.

'Everything you do is very gentle, you don't want to do any jerky motions ever,' Dr Hamilton advices. 

'You hold the child with the fleshy part of your hand [the palm] not the fingertips, and I am supporting his chin, which is why I am holding him at a 45 degree angle.'

He adds that The Hold works best for babies up to three months as they then become too heavy.