Tuesday

A five, six, seven, eight ...

As I've mentioned before, baby farts are an adorable and inevitable part of any parent's life. But while we giggle with glee when our little ones let one rip, you probably notice that the discomfort before the release can cause extreme fussiness. 

When CeCe passes gas it sounds like trumpets blaring in our living room. Her ferocious farts are the cause of some hard-core, red in the face, fists clenched screaming sessions. In our attempts to ease out the gas bubbles, Matt would lay her on her back and move her legs in a bicycle motion. Success!

And in my usual fashion, I had to turn this practical exercise into something fun. Provoking my daughter's flatulence wasn't enough, darn it. I needed her to smile while I was doing it. 

So as I churned the baby's legs back and forth, I decided to incorporate some alternating kicks, a little side to side hip action and heel tapping. I created a full-blown baby dance routine to ease gas pains. And she loves it.

Naturally, dancing requires music so I'm sharing my playlist below in case you were at a loss for what tunes are suitable for gas-relieving dance parties. Not all of mine are exactly appropriate lyrically for children, but I don't think Ce is capable of comprehending the innuendo of Salt N Pepa yet.

The bottom line is, you can use whatever songs you want while working your little ones legs in an attempt to squeeze out some baby farts. The part that makes it fun for them is watching Mommy sing along with all her might. And you know I belt out some Beyonce like it's my job. Enjoy.

CeCe's Gas Party Mix
  1. Push It- Salt n Pepa
  2. Bust a Move- Young MC
  3. Kiss- Prince
  4. Single Ladies- Beyonce
  5. Physical- Olivia Newton John
  6. Rockafeller Skank- Fatboy Slim
  7. Just Dance- Lady Gaga
  8. Good Vibrations- Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch 
  9. Dancing with Myself- Billy Idol
  10. Bicycle- Queen


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