How to get a sad baby happy again

Rerun was very sad last night.  He had been reasonably happy at Friend and Doc’s house while we were there for dinner, but I had forgotten his cereal.  And though I did nurse him, he did need to eat his solids.

Big fail on Mommy’s part.

So we left early – it was a school night, anyway – and headed home.  And despite the fact that we had found his pacifier after misplacing it (again), he sobbed hysterically all the way home.  Tad complained about it, Ane tried to console him – nothing worked.

His second tooth is getting ready to break through, so his gum is tender in that spot.  We’ve been giving him Tylenol to help take the edge off, but that clearly wasn’t his only issue.  Rerun was just downright distraught, and it was going to take getting home to calm him down properly.

As soon as we got home, I hastily prepped his late supper – oatmeal and the new veggie-of-the-moment, squash.  (FYI – he hates green beans.  With a passion.  Although I plan on feeding them to him again just to take pictures of the funny faces he makes.)  He finally calmed down while he was eating – and was surprisingly intrigued by the taste of the squash – as I sang to him.  He slowly ate his food, spoonful by messy spoonful.

After I cleaned him up, I gave him to the Webmaster to hang on to while I got the other two ready for bed and got Ane tucked in.  Tad waited patiently in bed with a book while I got his sister tucked in, and then I retrieved Rerun from his Daddy.  His diaper was wet and needed changing.

And then I discovered the REAL source of his discontent.


So, the answer to the question “How do you get a sad baby happy again?” is… a bowel movement.

Problem solved.  For now.

2 Responses to “How to get a sad baby happy again”

  1. Ressis
    September 27th, 2010 08:00

    Oh, poor little guy.

  2. Aunt Lynda
    September 27th, 2010 08:11

    Glad things worked out all right.