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Sunday, March 23, 2008

"Football Hold"

When we change Christophe, he gets cranky. It doesn't help that we usually change his diaper just before feeding, so he's hungry, and once woken up by the changing process, cannot be easily calmed without feeding him.

After reading The Happiest Baby on the Block, I started to apply what they called the 'football hold' after changing Christophe, and letting him suck on my thumb pad. Most days, that's just enough to calm him for the thirty seconds or so before Pierrette is ready to take him and give him what he really wants: his next meal.

2 comments:

30 Minute Mommy said...

What a great pic! That is one of my fav. baby books! The techniques actually work.

Pierrette said...

Thanks, i just love taking pictures of him...