Having A Ball
"When our son cries, I sit on a big exercise ball with him in my arms and bounce. An instant later he's happy or nodding off. Too bad the ball is so bulky, or you'd see me with it at the doctor's office, the mall, church -- you name it."
Mollie Ottenhoff; Elgin, IL
"I place Nadia against my shoulder, holding her neck and head with one hand and supporting her knees with my other hand and arm. Then I run in circles around the room until she stops crying. It's worked since she was a newborn."
Christine Davis; Jackson, MS
"I put Scarlett in her car seat and sway her back and forth. She settles down within a few minutes."
Theresa Kabel; Fort Myers, FL
"When Simon gets fussy, I hold him and do some deep knee bends, up and down, very quickly. It must feel like being on a roller coaster. This technique seems to make him forget whatever's bothering him."
Anne Howard; Chicago, IL
"I'd put Ethan on my stomach and do sit-ups, kissing him every time I went up. He'd stop crying after a few reps."
Kendra Hall; McKinney, TX