Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happiest Baby On the Block

We had some green poop today and we all know what that means... It wasn't the most fussy day we've experienced but it wasn't the happiest either.

There's a calming technique we've been using recently and I have no idea why we didn't utilize it sooner! I think I first heard about it back in college (my degree is in Early Childhood Edication and I think it was discussed in one of my infant classes) but I had forgotten about it. It's called "The 5 S's" from The Happiest Baby On The Block. Here is a segment on it from The View:

I seriously SWEAR by this technique. Every new mother should know about it. If you try it, let me know what you think! I'll try to get some video of us using it on Ayden during our next fussy day. I'm telling you, you'll be amazed!

Wrapped up in his calming burrito.
We LOVE swaddle me's!

David made sure I had some me time today!! I did some yoga and painted my nails. It made me feel rejuvenated :). Ayden got hungry in the middle of it so I stopped my yoga for a feeding break but I was able to finish once I got him settled again (with the 5 S's actually). We had a pretty low key day We just hung around in our PJs, both did some computer work and just hung out as a little family of 3. Tomorrow is grocery day. I'm going to try to do grocery haul/what's for dinner videos this week. I'll be sure to post them on here if I do!

5 weeks old today and loosing his newborn look.
Bitter-sweet but so cute!


  1. I used the 5 S's when my baby boy was a newbie. Worked like a charm!

  2. My son has the same birthday as yours. We have been using Dr. Karps calming technique since he was born. We never fail calming him, but we can't seem to figure out how to ceep him this way when we want to lay him down after he feelt asleep. He also hates to be swaddelt with his Aden+Anais blankets. We ordered a swaddel-me and hoping that he tollerates that better.

  3. dang...i knew about the swaddling but wish i had known the other S's when my daughter was a was she fussy She's 11 now so i guess i did ok :) Dana PS love reading your blog and following your lives...thanks for sharing!