I was a month shy of five years old when my brother was born. Within fairly short order my parents put me to work keeping him entertained. My job was to sit on the couch with my brother resting against my arm and the arm of the couch while he sucked on my knuckle. I was the human soother. It was a brilliant piece of parenting strategy on the part of my parents.
Our three week old is having a fussy day today and we have been rotating through different strategies to get her to sleep. [Read more…]