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6 Ways to improve your eating habits

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Health & Nutrition | 3 comments

Being a Dad gives you a new reason to take better care of yourself. Now that there is a little human dependent on you, your health is more important then ever. Being a dad is tough work. You’ll need every mental and physical advantage if you want to survive. Improving your eating habits is one of the simplest ways go give yourself a boost of energy and change your overall lifestyle. The key to a successful lifestyle change is to keep it simple. Don’t dive head first into a vegan diet. I’ve seen family members set the bar too high, too fast. They try to commit to a rigorous exercise routine, cutting out red meat, sweets, etc all in the same week. It comes as no surprise to see them right where they started a month later – ready...

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6 Tips For Sick Babies

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Health & Nutrition | 0 comments

Over the past couple days Little Miss has come down with her first cold. Being a new dad I had no idea how to take care of a sick baby. Luckily mommy with her years of childcare experience has seen her fair share of boogers. So to help her out I went and searched for a few tips about caring for a sick baby. Most of it is common sense that we all should have. But it doesn’t hurt to refresh the memory: Caring for a Sick Child Fevers. A fever left untreated and unmonitored can be dangerous for babies. Do yourself a favor and invest in a fast, good quality thermometer. You’ll wish you had one when you’re trying to hold down a wiggly baby arm for 30 consecutive seconds. If your baby has a fever, dress them...

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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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