Rock the Baby yo-yo trick is probably the most popular trick of all time. Best of all, it's both easy and fun to perform.
Step 1: Begin by throwing a Sleeper. Lift your yo-yo hand up until it is slightly above your head.
Step 2: Put your free hand out in front of the yo-yo string, fingers stretched apart and the palm facing your body, between the string and your body. As you do this, catch the string about one-third of the way down with the pinky and the tip of the thumb of your free hand.
Step 3: Then grab the string with your yo-yo hand several inches above the yo-yo.
Step 4: In the same motion, bring your yo-yo hand up above your free hand, forming the triangular-shaped cradle. If you've constructed a cradle correctly, the yo-yo will neatly hang in the middle of the triangle of string you've formed between your two hands.
Now "rock the baby" to sleep by swinging the spinning yo-yo back and forth in the "cradle."
Step 5: Give the yo-yo a jerk, let go of the string, and the yo-yo will snap back to your hand.
Lucky you! In the next section, you'll learn to throw a Three-Leaf Clover.