Every once in a while, a baby is born before his/her parents finish their Confident Birthing Class
This was true of this little guy…whose parents, Kendra and Ryan, brought him to the last class of the session for “show and tell”
Here, dad did a great job of introducing all the still-expecting parents to 4 of the 5 S’s
The Five S’s are tried and true ways to calm a fussy baby.
While many cultures have long used these instinctive ways to soothe babies, Dr. Harvey Karp, author of Happiest Baby on the Block,
was the wise one to put them into a book, DVD and classes for the modern parent
Here Ryan talked all the dads and moms through the first four steps:
Swaddle (as in “burrito” that baby), Side/Stomach (as in hold baby on his or her side or stomach),
“SShhh” (as in make the sound), and Swing (as in gently sway or swing baby side to side)
And baby proved, with these four…maybe S #5…Sucking…isn’t even needed!