Thankfully I've been able to go to my sister for quite a lot of mothering advice and she is always so helpful. While she's given me a lot of great encouragement and help, one of the helpful things she's given me is the greatest baby distractor in the world.
Enter twinkle twinkle little star on youtube.
Or I should say twankle, twankle since that is how the little boy sings it. It has over 300 million views.
Addilyn seriously loves this video. If it weren't for playing this over and over while we did Addilyn's nebulizer treatments when she was sick, I don't think we would have made it through them three times a day.
I've played this many times on car rides home when Addilyn used to hate being in her carseat when it was dark outside. She'd stop crying and just stare at it. And it wasn't just because it was my phone or a video. I tried others and no such luck.
This video is like baby crack. I'm not sure if it is the star shaped owl, the mispronounced words or what but it is a baby calmer keeper.
Mamas. You should try. Just be prepared to have the little's boys voice saying "Twankle, twankle, little star" over and over in your head. It will be worth it.