How to Soothe a Crying Baby, for Real (Video)Danielle Sullivan
One of the biggest joys of having a second child is watching how your first child reacts to the new baby. One family videotaped their daughter’s reaction, and it’s going viral online. Big sister Jessica offers the ultimate support to her new sibling, proving that many parenting how-tos don’t come from books or articles, but from instinct.
The girl in question is the same Jessica from Daily Affirmation Jessica, a YouTube video that went viral last year. This video was taken almost 10 years ago and Jessica is now 12. Her father just uploaded it to YouTube a few months ago and it is gaining quite a number of hits (almost half a million), which isn’t surprising.
In it, three-year-old Jessica meets her new baby sister, Vanessa, and sees that she has tiny fingers and little toes. Jessica becomes slightly startled and giggles a bit for a split-second when the baby begins to cry. Then she jumps into action and says “You OK, you OK, you OK.” And of course the baby stops crying.
Later on when the baby cries again, Jessica immediately says, “You OK, you fine, you fine, you fine, you fine, you fine.” And yes, her words calm down the baby.
Well, it can’t be the words themselves naturally, but what a beautiful and downright adorable reassurance from the little girl. Without simplifying the dozens of reasons that babies cry, sometimes it takes a loved one telling us we’ll be fine to make it through our own cries.
Naive? Perhaps? Oversimplifying? For sure. Watch for yourself and tell us what you think:
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