Having children is expensive! Not only is there college to think about and to plan for, but there are also diapers, toys, shoes, sports teams to join, equipment to buy, dance lessons to pay for, private schools to consider, and food to feed them, not to mention clothes to purchase to keep them in style! These things all add up and can really break the bank if you let them. One way to cut serious costs with your children is to purchase used baby clothes. You’ll be amazed at the deals and quality of clothing that you can find at second-hand stores and even garage sales.
As I get ready to walk out the door, with baby daughter in tow, my wife hands me “the diaper bag“. Does she really think I feel comfortable carrying this pink, frilly feminine thing? Come on now, I am playing babysitter, the least she can do is find an appropriate diaper bag that is not going to get me laughed at! Of course, at 6’4 and 280 lbs maybe I do not have to worry about that happening.
All babies spit up, some more frequently than others. After a feeding, your baby should bring up a nice burp–and sometimes, part of his meal. Most of the time, babies outgrow spitting up within a few months, once their digestive systems mature a bit. Here are some tips on how to tell if your baby is just spitting up, or whether he may have reflux. If you are worried about your baby, take him to his pediatrician for a full physical exam.
Having a new baby in the house can be an exciting, life-changing event for any new dad. One of the most common questions new fathers have when they have a baby is how they can bond with their child. Many men claim they are not sure how they can have their own special moments particularly if the mom is breastfeeding. For those new dads, here is a look at some things a new father can do to bond with his baby and develop his own special relationship with his new child.