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.
Delegation is a key way to help you and your partner survive the challenges of introducing another child into the family.
Having a support network around you when having children is a huge advantage, whether is is grandparent, aunt, uncle or a very good friend any support is welcome when raising children.
The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months. Most women set goals to breastfeed up to 3 months to a year. I discuss the amazing benefits of breastfeeding and why it is the preferred means to feed your newborn baby.
It is important to find a baby carrier that best fits in with your individual needs. Take a minute to think of the reasons you are considering purchasing a baby carrier. What purpose does the carrier need to fulfill in your life?