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I think it's safe to say that ALL kids enjoy swinging and rocking. Certainly it's a time tested way to help infants get calmed down and get to sleep. In fact it's a recommended technique by The Happiest Baby on the Block Book (which my the way has an extensive discussion on colicky babies - highly recommend this book for you). The author says that ...


From some googling around, yes, it is safe [1] [2]. BUT there is a caveat. Whenever you blow air (either through the mouth or the nose), some particles from these cavities are carried by the exiting air. Always some flakes of dry nose secretion are expelled when you breathe through the nose, more if you breathe heavily or sneezes. (that is why some ...


Blowing on the face is a common trick. It triggers a reflex to hold the breath for a short moment. That stops the crying, and can also be used when washing the child's face etc. I am not aware of any consequences of this, neither positive nor negative.


If you are blowing softly, it could hardly harm the child. Anything under x knots should be fine, where x is a reasonable value determined by humourless scientists.


You say your daughter seems to behave like a normal child of her age (and of course this is comforting), however, this reaction to your laughing isn't entirely normal; then again, a lot of parents are not quite so sensitive to their child, so the fact that you're asking about this is really commendable, and may say something about your (very appropriate) ...

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