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Friday
Dec062013

F4F REVIEWS - BOUCHE BABY "Take N' Shake" BOTTLE SYSTEM

A 3-in-1 Baby to Toddler Feeding System

With all of the products companies try to push down a new parent's throat these days, it's rare to find one that more experienced parents wished they had when their kids were babies. In an over-saturated marketplace, where expectant parents will pretty much "click" anything and everything to put on their registry, its nice to know there are products no parent in their right mind would want to return for credit. And I think the Bouche Baby "Take N' Shake" Baby (and Toddler) Bottle System is one of those products.

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Sunday
Mar032013

F4F REVIEWS: THE PIGGYBACK RIDER® 

If you run a Facebook parenting page long enough, you'll learn that moms love a baby wearing dad- unfortunately, most moms can't stop themselves from commenting on HOW he's wearing the baby, or WHAT he's wearing the baby in. I've seen it a million times - mom baby wearing snobbery. You hear things like, "Oh no, he's wearing a Baby Bjorn... that's not good..." Or "The Ergo baby is the only baby carrier for me!" And that's great- if you're a picky, parenting page patrolling mom looking for an argument. Well ladies, you can keep your Moby Baby Wrap and your slings (although I quite like the one I have from Bubba Moe), and your arrows and your negative comments about how us dads just aren't living up to your baby wearing standards. We're not talking about baby wearing today; we're talking about kids carriers. And you can keep your contraptions that only hold your kids from 2-12months and only hold up to 30 0r 40 lbs, because I found something any man would be proud to be seen walking his kid around in- The Piggyback Rider.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

F4F REVIEWS: BABY SLEEP AIDS

If you were to go back twenty, even ten years ago and asked an experienced dad about sleep aids for babies he probably would have a standard answer: "I don't know, ask my wife?" But as sleep aids have changed over the years so have dads. Today dads are quite knowledgeable about baby sleep products because, if you didn't know, moms aren't the only ones not getting any sleep if their babies aren't. Dads have a vested interest in knowing what will put a baby to sleep and keep them asleep in 2013- and I'm one of those dads. I'll be the first to say that I got off easy with my first child. She was a self-soother who basically slept through the night from the time we brought her home from the hospital. My second child, not so much. But that's not to say old dad hasn't learned a thing or two since the birth of his two-month-old son, and he's more than happy to share them with you.

Now, I don't know about colicky babies, but if you have a fussy baby that refuses to sleep unless you're rocking him, or shushing him, or driving him all over the city at ungodly hours, you need help. And I'm not recommending a sleep Doula, or a nanny, or that you move in your mother-in-law (shudder) either. I'm suggesting you try a couple of tried and true products that have worked quite well for me, my wife and my child. See what you don't know is some babies are stuffy, or prone to acid reflux, or simply prefer to sleep on their stomaches, and in a world where parents are told to place their babies flat on their backs to sleep, this can cause a series of issues when it comes time to put baby to bed. Now, I'm not a baby behaviourist, or a pediatrician, or even a parent with years of parenting under my belt, but I've successfully figured out how to get a baby that won't go to sleep to sleep and I can tell you all the products that helped get me there.

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Sunday
Sep182011

Baby Gift Madness: Preying on Pregnancy - Helping Dads (Help Moms) to Draw the Line Between Wants and Needs

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 Let's face it, shopping with an expectant mother is like shopping with a toddler- they grab everything in sight, not having a clue what they want, and you just try to quietly put things back on the shelves when they're not looking. It's a battle you can't possibly win. The truth is your wife sees a new baby as an excuse to go on a shopping spree, and she can sit there with her innocent little "who me?" smile and tell you that I'm wrong, but she knows I'm right and if somebody doesn't step in and stop the insanity, soon (i.e. NOW), it's going to get ugly.

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