Babies, Parenting

Dad instantly calms crying baby with the BEST trick

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
March 27th, 2017

There’s not much that makes you feel as helpless as watching a crying baby. Maybe it’s because they can’t communicate yet, or maybe it’s just because they’re so tiny and vulnerable, but that downturned bottom lip and those surprisingly powerful wails can turn even the calmest person into a flustered mess.

One clever dad named Eli Spector from San Francisco has found the key to calming his little babe and it is seriously one the most adorable moments captured on video we’ve ever seen. Faced with a baby who was REALLY missing his mum while she was out running errands, Eli took the advice of a friend and grabbed one of his wife’s dirty t-shirts from the laundry and handed it to his distressed little guy. What happens next is a little bit of magic…

Eli shared the footage in the hope it might help out his fellow dads, saying “I hope this video is shared enough to help another dad out of a fussy situation with their little one.”

It might not work for everyone, but it’s totally worth a try and just too damn cute not to share.

Speaking of crying babies, Nadia Bartel spoke to us about the nightmare she went through when her first baby, Aston, was diagnosed with reflux. You can listen to that chat below and subscribe here for HEAPS more incredible chats with amazing women.