How to Calm a Crying Baby, As Told By a Pediatrician of 30 Years

Let me paint a picture for you: You're visiting your new girlfriend's family for the first time, and her sister asks you if you'd like to hold her newborn. You think you like kids, and more importantly you want to appear like you like kids, so you accept. Except as soon as you get the little tyke in your mitts he starts crying. Do you A) Panic and hand him back over or do you B) Show that baby who's boss with this simple hold. Result: Swooning from girlfriend, girlfriend's sister, and perhaps most importantly – her mother.

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