It has been quite a few years since I had to regularly hold a baby. It’s good to see that some of the tricks are like riding a bike. The other day the baby was fussy. She was not hungry, her diaper was clean, and her retirement account seemed to be in good order so she didn’t really have a reason to be fussy.
I picked her up and started walking around but that just seemed to make her mad. I shifted her a little bit and she was asleep in seconds.
I walked over to show off to BAGM and she said, “Yeah, that’s the cradle hold.” I must be more of a natural than a by the textbook type of dad.
So, for those of you who may not have the same extensive baby repertoire as BAGM, I present The Cradle Hold. Make sure you use the fancy term to impress your spouse.
The only downside is that all babies, even formula fed babies, seem to know that when they are in this position there might be food nearby. I have been chomped on a couple times in areas that don’t work quite as well on a dad or through a t-shirt if you know what I mean.