Throw-ing the towel*
While making pizza dough at the weekend, my husband discovered a new way of entertaining our daughter, dissolving her into fits of giggles by throwing a tea towel into the air and catching it over and over again (it also worked wonderfully with a wooden spoon).
We wondered if this new trick would also do the trick when she was tired and frazzled at the end of the day, or if it was just a one-off wonder. We had the chance to put it to the test after the bath and I am happy to say that it worked.
So if you are about to throw in the towel at bedtime, it is worth actually throwing the bath towel. You might not get as many giggles as earlier in the day, but you will get less wriggles and you may even win the battle of the babygro.
*Throw in the towel: Fig. (From boxing, where this is done by a boxer’s trainer to stop the fight.) to signal that one is going to quit; to quit.