A lot of responsibility comes with raising a child and, when one is suddenly thrust into single parenthood, it can feel doubly overwhelming. As a single parent, a person must act as both mom and dad and it can be a huge and challenging balancing act.
The reality is kids will need to have a full understanding of computing and the Internet. Parents today can no longer effectively shield their kids from being online in today's world.
There are generally two schools of thought on whether or not kids should get an allowance. Some families opt to provide their children with a basic spending allowance in exchange for chores, and others feel that an allowance dissuades from the idea that all members of a family should learn how to contribute to the household.
As a new father, I learned quickly that baby books really only cover the big picture. There's a lot of nuance to parenting, and a lot of helpful little hints that can really save you a lot of time in the long run. These are 5 things that I've learned as a new father that I feel everyone who has children or is planning on having children should know.
Trying to find just the right gift for that baby shower you are invited to, or even just something very special to celebrate your own baby, doesn’t have to be yet another sleeper, blanket, knitted hat or something else they will grow out of. Remembering these special times...
The Vtech sit to stand walker is an awesome tool to have
Using cloth diapers is really the best way to go if you are looking to save money and do what is best for your baby. Sure, cloth diapers may have an upfront cost, but in the long run, the money you are saving is absolutely amazing. Whether you are using a diapering service or you have invested in your own cloth diapers, the benefits definitely are very positive.
As a new father, I found that every last bit of extra money I had was being funneled towards products that would help my life in this role - bottle warmers, wraps, teethers - and most of this was superfluous at best. I have, however, found a handful of products that we plan on using for all of our children because, well, they're just that useful.
If you are having a second baby soon and your first child has not started day care then it's time to think about it! Day care offers great benefits for your first born child.