How to calm a crying baby


#1

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#2

It looks kinda like he’s choking them babies out. I guess that’s one way to calm them.


#3

Looks like it, but from the video it looks to me more like he’s activating some kind of reflex or set of reflexes.


#4

Why do you have to ruin everything.


#5

So, lets review:

Martinis - Shaken, not stirred.

Babies - Stirred, not shaken.

Keep those straight and everything should work out nicely.

You’re welcome, everyone.


#6

This would’ve been handy two years ago…


#7

I love this. What a great technique! I’m trying this on my wife when she starts in again.


#8

The baby immediately switches from its “I am in need of attention” reflexes to its “OMFG what is happening to me?” reflexes.


#9

Strangely, this is also a very effective way of getting adults to shut up (though you may get beaten or reported to HR for doing so…)


#10

Must say, I have seen local bouncers utilise similar “one hand on neck, other on the rear”-grasp when calming and escorting upset clientele out of their establishments. Seems to work wonders. Though the crying does restart shortly after they let go.


#11

Ah, yes. Detroit style, very nice


#12

I totally agree. I think he’s confusing the babies and they become dumbfounded.


#13

Sure. I honestly wouldn’t know. I avoid dealing with infants and toddlers. It’s best for everyone. They don’t seem to like me all that much, and then I end up getting blamed when they do normal toddler and infant stuff like fall down or cry. Maybe I have a scary face or something.


#15

Nah, nothing so alarming as that. Folding the arms into the chest is just basically swaddling without taking the extra time to burrito him or her up in a blanket. Between the gentle constriction of the limbs and the gentle rocking movements, it’s somewhat reminiscent of that safe, comforting time spent in the womb a few weeks ago.

It’s kind of amazing how different those “fourth trimester” newborns are from how they end up being after three months of age.


#17

Future image of pacified baby:


#18

Ooch, does she read BoingBoing?


#19

Only over my shoulder.


#20

the best way.


#21

It’s too late for me, my baby is too old.


#22

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