LO has been cranky all day today, and she has only napped in 5 minute stretches while I was wearing her. I *knew* that there was a meltdown coming, but hoped she would wait until DH got home.

No such luck. About an hour ago, she started SCREAMING bloody murder. Finally, after about 45 minutes of trying everything I could think of, I got 4 of the 5 "S's" (Happiest Baby on the Block) going for me. Swaddling, side-lying, sucking and shushing.

Finally, baby is calm, collected, and sound asleep in the swing. And mama is having a brownie and a diet Coke with lime as a victory party.

What are your meltdown-ending techniques?