Babysitters Guide: Version 9 ½ weeks,
Install date: February 1, 2002 Standard Operating Procedures
My son’s a touchy feely tactile infant. Therefore do not put him down alone for longer than 15 minutes at a time. That means anywhere: his bed, his parent’s bed, in the car seat, the hammock, the bouncy chair, the living room sofa, etc.
Because just when you think he’s asleep, ha!, he’ll open one big blue eye and start the whole symphony again.
The one exception may be the swing, but make sure he’s wearing trousers so his legs can fit through the holes in the seat.
If you gently touch his scalp then lower your hand to his third eye he croons.
If you gently touch his earlobes then the side of his neck he’ll give you the biggest Cheshire cat smile you’ve ever seen.
He’s extremely emotive and expressive and …