Dr Oz: “The Baby Whisperer”
It’s pretty well-known that Dr Oz loves babies, but a crying baby is practically heartbreaking! When Dr Oz saw a YouTube video about how to calm a crying baby, it was no wonder that it got more than 14 million views in just one week! He just had to know more about it because the baby in the video was just so incredibly calm! He welcomed the doctor from the video who is now being called the “Baby Whisperer.”
Dr Robert Hamilton explained that he’s been a pediatrician for over thirty years and after a lot of doctor visits in which he made so many children cry because of shots and check-ups, through “evolution” he finally figured out exactly how to hold a baby to help them calm down and stop crying. So why does it work?
Dr Oz: How To Help A Baby Stop Crying
Dr Hamilton explained that when you hold a baby’s arms in front of their chest, you’re actually swaddling them. That’s why he turns the baby forward-facing, holding the baby’s chest in one hand, with the baby’s arms between his hand and the baby’s chest. He used his other hand underneath the baby’s bottom to sort-of gently wiggle the newborn to distract them in a way that helps them forget why they were upset in the first place. The gently rocking of the bottom is essentially a distraction. This is best for young children like newborns, and is a great tool for dads to use.
Dr Oz welcomed five women and their babies to see if he could give it a try himself and copy what Dr Hamilton was doing. The baby was flipped over, facing downward before Dr Hamilton gently folded the arms in underneath his hand. He slid his dominant hand underneath the baby, almost holding the baby like a football. Rather than choking the baby, he rolled his finger underneath her chin to support the head while he jiggled the booty.
Dr Hamilton and Dr Oz did it together, each holding a baby, which was probably the cutest image of the show. It clearly works, as the baby that Dr Hamilton was holding looked like she was fast asleep!
Dr Oz: Making A Perfect Baby
Before the end of his show, Dr Oz wondered if you would create “the perfect baby” if you could. Scientists in China claim to have made huge progress in research to genetically edit embryos to remove damaging genes like those for disease. When they tested human embryos, they were only effective a handful of times. So would you biologically engineer a baby if you could? Even if your family has a history of disease?