How To Calm A Crying Baby! – NO WORDS!!

Another authoritative parenting gold mine! You are going to want to watch this video on how to calm a crying baby!

Absolutely Amazing! Does anyone else see this as a recreation of the womb experience? Either way this is AWESOME!

Here is another calming baby tip!

How to calm a crying baby on an airplane! (Changed Our Lives!)

We used to hate going on trips because we knew that our baby was going to cry on the plane. The jetway to the plane seemed to get longer and longer with every step. You could just feel the energy from the other passengers who we knew were watching us. You could feel the energies of their relief as we walked passed their row. We just knew that they were holding their breath and hoping that we were not going to sit near them.

I knew that our son could feel the energy and that no matter how hard we tried we were destined to fail before we even got started. That was until this amazing thing happened.

One trip I was traveling alone for work and I just happened to have one of those plane rides where your ears just will not pop. I started doing that chewing motion thing that we all do when we are trying to assist our ears with the relieving of pressure. No matter how hard I tried nothing would work. I just blew it off and took a sip of my orange juice and suddenly like a gift from heaven, ouala they popped.

Then it dawned on me. Our son is crying because his ears won’t pop! Plane rides were going to be a breeze! I couldn’t wait to tell my wife, who would naturally say, “I don’t think that’s it.” You know how we spouses do, but to my surprise she said….”Let’s try it.”

Let’s just say… It works and it worked every time. So here is how you can implement it in your life if you have a little one.

Step 1: Prepare a bottle of liquid (almond milk, breast milk, juice, whatever?)

Step 2: Make sure that you do not feed your baby a lot of food before your trip. You need for them to be willing to drink from the bottle.

Step 3: As soon as the flight is in the air and past the 10k feet point you can remove the bottle. (This is usually about the time that the fasten seat belt sign goes off. Of course use discretion. If your child is still drinking let them drink, but if you can remove the bottle now is the time.)

Step 4: As soon as you begin your initial descent offer the bottle again.

Rinse wash repeat. :-) Give it a sot and let us know how it works for you. Happy traveling!


I will never forget the birth of our first child.  Being in the hospital with our first born was quite interesting. People have all of these ideas about what they are going to do and what they are going to say and blah.. blah… blah… until the baby gets here. Then all bets are off. As soon as he was here I transformed into the ultimate protective parent. It was quite interesting.

The nurses however had no idea of the personality switch. I guess I should have warned them. HA! The funny thing was that to me it seemed as if the nurses somehow thought that they were entitled to my child. They didn’t know that I was raised by the ultimate authoritative parenting teacher and that like it or not her traits were going to emerge from her first student. So here is how it all went down…

Angry NurseA nurse, who we had never seen before,  entered our room (kinda barged in) and motioned for me to hand her our sleeping son. Who I had been holding for about thirty minutes. (NOT LONG ENOUGH FOR A NEW DAD!)

I was like, “Uhh NO”, but instead I remember saying something like. “What’s going on? Do we need to go somewhere?”… or something like that.

She looked at me in shock and responded, “It’s time for your son to have his bath.” I was like…”But, he is sound asleep.  He’s only been here for 30 minutes. Can this wait?”

She pulled out this brush that looked like the ones that I used to use on my head to make sure that the waves looked good and said, “We need to get all of that gook off of him.” Seeing the brush and feeling her not so friendly energy caused me to quickly jump to my son’s rescue.

“Oh… that’s okay ma’am we will wash him when we get home.” I replied.

“That’s not for another two days!” She exclaimed.

“I know. He will be fine. Besides we would like to wash him for the first time together at home.” I replied.

“But he has all of that stuff all over him.” she responded.

“I know, but I figure that he has had all of that “stuff” all over him for the past nine months. A couple more days won’t hurt him. Besides we would like to give him his first bath together.” I answered.

She looked at me and then turned to the other nurse who was entering the room preparing for this “long-babyawaited” bath and said. “The Father is refusing the bath.” I’ll spare you the rest of the details, but know that we bathed our son together at home for his first bath….no brushes or angry nurses. :-)

Don’t be afraid to claim every experience your child has. They came here to be guided by you and only you. Not grandma and grandpa, not teacher or coach, or aunt or uncle, but mom and dad! You are their guides throughout this life. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Stay awesome!