dandle :

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  • v  move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
  • v  pet
    the grandfather dandled the small child

  • Queen Min used to dandle him on her royal knee.
  • I don't go out to the hospitals and dandle those kids on my knee.
  • His three children, now famed players Ethel, Lionel and John, would crawl on adolescent Ralph Modjeski's knees, and he would dandle them up and down.

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