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Christmas Chaos Has Begun

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in My Story | 4 comments

Christmas is fast approaching, and with a little one to spoil everything is that much more busy. Each year we rotate whose family we will be having Christmas with, and this year it is my family’s turn. Great… It wouldn’t be such a big deal if we lived closer together, but the 6 hour drive with a 3 month old could get interesting and be worthy of a blog post. We have it all planned out like a covert military operation (Operation ‘Dad is Crazy’). Every square inch of the car will be packed tight with diapers, clothes, wipes, and formula. Pit stops have been established for about every 2 hours. And if I’m lucky, we’ll all make it in one piece and with most of my hair. Our hometown is 400 kilometers away from the closest city connected...

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Introducing Solid Foods

Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in Health & Nutrition | 1 comment

Lately the wife and I have been talking about when we should introduce solid food to Allison. We have been giving her little scraps of fruit, mash potatoes, etc and it seems to be a success. While she won’t be enjoying the turkey dinner this Christmas, we feel that we should be safe start giving her cereal. I must admit that part of the reason we are eager to start solid is to increase the chances of a full night sleep. Solid food sticks to the ribs longer which might give dad that full nights rest he’s been asking Santa for. How to know when to introduce solid foods? Every baby is different, some may be ready sooner than others. Typically parents wait until the 3-4 month age before introducing solids. There are six signs to look out for that...

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Advice for Dads: Skills Every Dad Should Have

Posted by on Dec 14, 2009 in Parenting Tips | 4 comments

Being a dad may look demanding, tiring, unpleasant, stressful…. The list goes on. But nothing can compare you for how you’ll feel when it’s your baby. Before Baby A was born I always thought children were bratty, smelly, noisy and just downright annoying. This was probably due to my wife running a dayhome and seeing just how crazy children can be. But when it is your own, your attitude changes. Suddenly you find yourself laughing when she barfs all over the remote, screaming at the top of her lungs, or wide awake at 3 in the morning. There must be a switch that goes off in a dads brain or else who would ever willingly torture themselves? Fatherhood is not rocket science. With a little knowledge and common sense you too can be Super Dad! Below is a list...

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Advice for Dads: Bonding with Baby

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009 in Parenting Tips | 2 comments

It can be a challenge for a new dad to connect with their baby. Some people say that women become mothers while pregnant, and men become fathers after birth. Men don’t get to have the physical bond that a mom and baby share so dads can often feel left out. Pile on a screaming newborn and lack of sleep and you have a nasty environment for new dads to bond with their baby. Bonding with your new child is the experience of a lifetime. Nothing can compare to the first time your newborn baby looks you straight in the eye. Luckily there is plenty of advice for dads on ways to bond with their child. Here are a few tips that I’ve come across that helped me. Baby Bonding Tips For New Dads Don’t compete with Mom. It may...

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Dad Advice: Baby Necessities

Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Parenting Tips | 5 comments

Newborns are small but seem to need a never ending list of accessories. And taking a baby anywhere is a little like a military operation. Many of the necessities will help make your life easier and your baby safer. Below is a list of items that every dad should have! 7 Items Every Dad Should Have Car seat. This one is unavoidable if you plan to take your baby anywhere in a vehicle. New dads and moms should carefully research the car seats available before making the investment. Baby monitor. Make your life easier and less stressful by being able to hear or see the baby from any room in the house. This is very handy advice for dads and moms who do not want to disturb the baby while sleeping by barging in their room. Digital/Video camera. This...

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