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New Dad: No Sleep

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Dad Tips | 6 comments

With a new baby sleep can become all but a distant memory. These little monsters can be very demanding for the first few months of life. Each baby is unique, some may sleep through the night immediately while others wake up numerous times a night. Either way, keep these tips in mind to help you and your wife get the best sleep possible. Advice for Dads: Successful Sleep Work shifts with your wife. You might as well suffer equally and trade off nights of sleep. This gives each of you a chance to catch up on much needed rest. If you need a good night sleep due to job demands, traveling, etc discuss it with your wife. Come up with a compromise that will work for both of you. Give a little, get a little – just don’t make...

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A Dads Take on Changing Diapers

Posted by on Nov 26, 2009 in Parenting Tips | 2 comments

There is probably nothing that freaks out a new dad quite like the first attempt at changing a poopy diaper. The new dad is forced to rely on the bits and pieces he has picked up along the way. You can try to put it off but sooner or later it will be up to you to roll up your sleeves and go elbow deep into the unknown. This guide is for the new dad like me who has never changed a diaper. If you find yourself alone with a dirty diaper and a grouchy baby use the following guide to make the best out of your crappy situation…. hah! Dad’s Guide to Diaper Changing How long until your spouse comes home? If your baby isn’t showing much discomfort and your spouse will be home shortly you can consider...

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Baby Burping Basics

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in Parenting Tips | 1 comment

Before our daughter was born I assumed that burping a baby was easy as tossing them over your shoulder, pat the back a few times and whoala! Easy enough… yeah right! As a new dad I’ve found that there is an art to burping a baby. Burping helps expel the air swallow while feeding. Babies who swallow too much air tend to spit up, are cranky, and are overall gassy. So do yourself a favor and burp your baby often! Below is a guide intended to help new dads and moms become baby burping superstars! How to Burp a Baby? Before we get started, read the following tips to reduce the chances of being puked on: Keep a cloth or receiving blanket handy. It is normal for babies to spit up while being burped so use a blanket or...

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Smiles Are Free… For Now

Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in My Story | 6 comments

Whoever said that the best things in life are free was on to something. Baby A is nearly 3 months old now and is becoming more aware of herself and the world around her. Smiles and little giggles are becoming more common each day. We are no longer assuming the smiles are from gas or a bad belly. She must think her old man makes the best goofy faces as I can get a smirk with just the raising of an eyebrow. Another winner is farts; farts and babies go together like peanut butter and jelly. She is a chip off the old block. It is a powerful feeling when you are the cause of the grin on that little face. The sense of accomplishment makes you feel like you are Super Dad – I mean come on, it...

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7 Cool Newborn Baby Facts

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in Cool Stuff | 0 comments

I was sitting in our rocking chair the other day watching Baby A sleep. (finally!) It is amazing how much they grow in just a matter of weeks. Newborns are much more than eating, sleeping, crying, and pooping machines. In fact there are some amazing facts about newborns that I bet you didn’t even know! Below is a list of newborn facts that I found interesting. Show off your Super Dad knowledge by sharing these facts with your spouse! Cool Newborn Baby Facts Almost all newborns are born with blue eyes. It can take weeks for their true color to come through. Don’t get used to that full head of hair your newborn baby is sporting. Between 3 and 12 weeks of age their hair will start to fall out and regrow. About 40% of babies are born with...

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