Nothing else works?
Put the baby on his changing table and get out the rhythmic shaker-egg.
Do the shaker-egg dance while singing gibberish that sounds like space-alien talk while making exaggerated faces.
The fussy baby will begin to smile and laugh.
Hold the shaker-egg in his left hand and shake it while singing and sort of dancing in place with him.
Then alternate hands.
This is a big hit.
Father’s Day – 6/15/08: In the Xanthic Nursery this evening, Caution-Lady shot some Pentax Optio WR 3.2 video of my shaker-egg dance demonstration. Little ’76 was, for the most part, more interested in CL and the camera than in my buffoonery. Maybe better video another time when we get a dedicated video camera.