Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wocking Out

Why do all the parenting experts always talk about how babies are comforted by conditions that remind them of the womb? The author of Happiest Baby on the Block encourages loud "shushing" sounds that would be heard by the fetus. Gadget manufacturers sell devices that make heartbeat sounds.

There must be babies who don't miss being in utero – those who thought it was dark, cramped, and had no nightlife. Now, they can make an entire household come running with just a few cries.

Obviously, my mind is wandering to nonsensical thoughts during all the hours I hold the micro dude while he nurses.

I snuggle my sweet baby and realize that all too soon, he will join the sweet boy who is currently stomping around the living room, channeling Freddie Mercury and singing, "We Will, We Will Wock You."

6 comments:

Mayberry said...

Ha--good point. Maybe they don't like being all wet either!

Karianna said...

How do they all know that song? My son sings it all the time too. That, and he's humming the theme song from Indiana Jones.

kittenpie said...

it was funny when I finally heard about the book, because much of it was stuff we had discovered through trial and error worked well for our girl. Of course, not everything or every time... Because that's how babies are, right? Confusing. Confounding.

Bob said...

I bet he next baby best seller will peddle fake umbilical cord to attach to babies to help simulate the womb condition.

Momma to LG said...

3 years later and "ssshhhing" still gets LG to sleep when she is over tired. I heart Harvey Karp!

Mamacita Tina said...

We were told to swaddle them, they liked feeling cramped. Ha! Everytime we did it, both kids squirmed until they undid all our hard work to try and make them look like burritos.