By Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
On Christmas Day, President Obama paid a surprise visit to some marines stationed in Hawaii and got a little surprise himself. While holding Cooper Wall Wagner the 8-month-old did what any baby being held by a stranger does: he stuck his fingers in the President's mouth. I'll admit it: I watched the video about five times and laughed harder each time. It was kind of nice to see someone else on the receiving end of a handsy baby. And for the record, President Obama handled it every bit as well as a father of two should by laughing and removing the baby's hand.
I don't know what it is - developmental stage? curiosity? lack of boundaries? - but babies have a thing for getting adorably up close and personal with not only their parents but random strangers too. Here are some of my favorite baby moves:
1. The fish hook. Demonstrated so expertly on the President, this is where the baby will suddenly stick his hand in your mouth, often