In this Layman’s Answers to Baby Care episode, the Layman shows how to swaddle your baby with a baby blanket and a Miracle Blanket, AKA the Baby Straight Jacket. He also demonstrates Dr. Harvey Karp’s (get his video here) Five S’s method for getting baby to chill. Also covers “back to sleep,” “tummy time,” “pineal gland dreaming,” and the origins of the lullaby.
You’ve seen it hundreds of times. Some guy is being interviewed by the local news after he helped prevent some crime or rescued someone in distress. The reporter asks, “Do you consider yourself a hero?” Apparently, this question must be asked in order to test whether or not said person is in fact a hero. According to local news rules of heroism, the man is only a hero, if and only if, he claims to not be one. Most people, knowing this rule, go on to say that they don’t consider themselves to be a hero because they just did what anyone in their situation would’ve done. The reporter then cuts back to the anchorpeople who disagree with the man’s assessment. Feeling that the hero test was passed, they comment about what a true hero the man is while a colorful “local hero” graphic displays besides them. Personally though, I agree with the guy. He’s not a hero. More »