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My Wife Just Said… #154

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“Is there a class called ‘How to burp a sleeping baby without waking them up’?… cause sign me up!” –Avara


The riddles of parenting are many and dumb. Parenting is such a beautiful and bothersome thing. It can take everything you’ve got, and then it asks for more. Sure, there are lots of rewards and moments that refill your emotional bank account, but we’re always looking for ways to minimize the casualties.

Sometimes, I wish I had the cheat code to help myself level up and bypass the more maddening aspects. Alas, there are only a few true parenting hacks. This is one of those moments, when a baby needs to burp, that would be at the top of my list for solving.

Anyone have a walkthrough?

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6 Responses to “My Wife Just Said… #154”

  1. I sense an instructional diagram brewing! Up-Up-Left-Right-PRAY!

  2. daniel says:

    That opening line would be a great bumper sticker.

  3. Andrew says:

    CHEAT CODE: Left right left right B A select start.

    Try that and good luck. Hehehehe!

  4. Option A
    1. Support head under chin
    2. whilst supporting head, sit baby on leg (leaning forward and facing out)
    3. Slowly twist side-to-side

    Option B
    1. Lay baby on back and slowly give it the heave-ho/leg bicycle thingy

  5. Lisa says:

    Sheesh, if Avara got the baby to sleep when he needed burping, she is WAY ahead of me. Actually if she got the baby to sleep at all, she is doing better than me, most nights!

  6. Christine Taylor says:

    Transition Baby To Shoulder Or With Face On Chest And Pat Back 🙂

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