A mum-of-twins has revealed how she gets her baby to sleep in just one minute, using a ‘magic hold’ that’s perfect for babies with upset tummies.

Sara, who has twins Crimson and Scarlett and baby Ember, referred to the position as the ‘colic hold’, and she says it’s the one thing that’s been helping her little one fall asleep.

“This is the colic hold. This little girl will fall asleep in one minute flat in this position. I think it makes her little tummy feel good. This is her favourite position lately. This is quite the arm workout as well.”

@saraplustwinsThe “magic” ✨ hold!♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

Sara, who is also a fertility nurse, shared a video of her rocking Ember to sleep, and it’s attracted almost four million views, with parents praising the simple sleep solution. But there were plenty of comments asking her to show how she first gets her baby into the position. So here’s how she does it:  

@saraplustwins Reply to @cambriaaaaaaaaaaa ✨ Colic “magic” baby hold pt.2 #behindthescenes ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

Of course, then she was asked how she’s able to put her sleeping baby down from the magic hold position.

So Sara obliged with another video:

@saraplustwins Reply to @user2935213788597 pt.3 Now what?✨ #babyhack #colic #behindthescenes ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

Sara initially puts baby Ember into her bassinet on her tummy, before rolling her onto her back for a safe sleep position. Simple!

Do you think this hold will work for your baby? Let us know in the comments if you try it!

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  • That never worked for my kids unfortunately


  • My eldest had horrendous colic for almost two years. She would scream when put on her back, even if already asleep, and would instead prefer to sleep on her belly. We would wait till she was in a deep sleep before carefully turning her onto her back.
    Our youngest, however, has a medical condition that made being on her tummy painful and she would turn bright red from screaming. So I don’t think this would have worked for her.


  • This article would have been amazing when he was a baby, such a hard bubba to get to sleep with colic


  • Yeah I would try it, when you have an unsettled baby with colic if it works then why not give it a go.


  • This is a great position for unsettled little babies too. They are to see the world from a different perspective and it seems to relax them.


  • Was shown that by a lady who had 11 kids. As colic was a big issue with my daughter, this lady taught me how to rub her and make her sleep. Worked wonders.


  • How blissful! I wonder what happens when you put them down?


  • How clever, and good to know for all those mums out there, that have trouble with bed time.


  • This would have been so handy to know when I had my boys.


  • I did a similar thing with my unsettled bubs but it was rocking them gently, with them lying tummy down on my legs until they fell asleep or my legs couldn’t cope any longer!


  • I wish I had this information when I was babysitting my niece. :D


  • The technique looks easy enough but not sure how to get a screaming child into that position when they won’t sit still.


  • I wonder if it works for all babies.. like do they need to have an upset tummy to like it? Pretty amazing though!!


  • wish i knew this when i had my kids!


  • Wow, I wish I’d known this hold many years ago. It may have saved my sanity!


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