After over an hour of trying to comfort our screaming baby in the car on the drive home from Grandma and Grandpa’s house last night, we tried something initially counterintuitive: we played music REALLY LOUD.
Daddy rocked out.
Mommy sang along.
Widget played air guitar.
And the baby, God bless the baby, fell asleep.
Edited to add: One problem solved. Now, about that chocolate treat I ate at MOMS Club this morning … somehow I conveniently “forgot” that chocolate contains dairy … the (milk-intolerant) baby has been screaming ever since. Anyone have any mom-calming solutions to suggest? I’m ready to climb the walls.
Edited again, to add: Quick recipe for that sweet and salty treat: Spread 1″ square lattice type pretzels on a cookie sheet. Top each with an unwrapped hershey’s kiss. Place in preheated oven and cook for 5-6 minutes at 200′. Remove, top each treat with a single m&m, and let cool. This is a quick and easy playdate treat that will have the moms coming back for more!