i tried gently blowing onto a baby's face as mcsweeney's had suggested. the baby liked it. he smiled as the soft breezes blew his downy hair and drooled just a little bit more than usual.
p.s. i forgot to add that at one point, i used a handheld manual balloon pump to blow on his face. i was trying to figure out what it was when i accidently blew it towards myself. seeing this as an opportunity, i turned the nozzle towards him. he seemed to enjoy that, too. so much in fact, that he pulled it towards his mouth with his little baby hands and slobbered all over it as the air blew into his mouth. then he tried to blow back. it was pretty darn funny.