Thursday, October 4, 2012
In Which I Am Probably Scarring Her For Life
Somehow (I'm really not sure how) I came across a new technique to calm my child while she is upset or crying. It's similar to The Quiet Maker only in that I was able to get video of it working. Otherwise they're nothing alike.
Watch this video and see if you can figure out exactly what I'm doing. Each time I do it she quiets one step further until she goes from actively crying (so, warning, crying baby in this video) to happy and smiling. No joke!
Each time you see her head jerk slightly backward and her eyes open widely what's happening is that I'm blowing air directly into her face. She reacts in a surprised fashion and then resumes the crying, albeit a little weaker each time until finally she completely forgets that she ever was crying at all!
I am sure that this is somehow going to come up in a therapy session some day. She'll have a fear of stiff breezes or some-such but for now? For now I have another tool in my arsenal of being the Best Dad Evar!