Daddy's Pride / Gear

  • Backpack Leash

    My son likes to run around a lot right now, so I will assume in a year from now he will be even faster. To slow him down and prevent him from wandering off too far and hurting himself, we will need to train him. Hopefully he will just listen to us, and behave like a good boy. However, I did find this backpack with a leash. Maybe this will do the trick if worse comes to worst? :)

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  • Infant Knee Pads

    Last night I saw these knee pads for infants. My initial thought was that my son probably could have used these while he was crawling. Now I wonder what else did I miss that could have made parenting easier and protect my son? To all future parents, especially dads, take your time while browsing baby stores. You might miss an important item that you may need.

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  • Child Carrier

    My wife is trying to convince me to buy a backpack child carrier since our son has outgrown the Baby Bjorn. I don’t think my back can handle this.

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  • Stripe Indicator

    Like most parents, we have opted to use disposal diapers for our baby, and I think you all know why we use them. Now, there are many types of diapers. But for the past 5+ months we have opted to use the diapers that have a stripe indicator which tells us that our son has just handled his business. I have to say, this indicator is great. We don’t have to undo his whole outfit just to see if he’s wet or not. Now that we are getting use to the whole diaper changing thing, we are now facing a minor inconvenience. Our baby boy is getting to a weight for which the stripe indicator is no longer available on the diaper. For some reason, it seems that the diaper manufacturers decided that parents do not need this indicator anymore to tell if the baby needs to be changed once they are more than 18 pounds. I guess we now have to rely on our sense of touch, smell, sight, and interpretation of our son’s look of discomfort. Bye bye stripe indicator.

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  • Baby Stuff

    Assembling Baby Suff.

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  • Putting It Together

    The baby can come anytime within the next few weeks. This means I have to start assembling all the baby stuff. Might as well get it done now, rather than later, because who knows when he will pop out. As you can tell from the picture above, my Friday night was spent building his stroller. As I approached this small project I told myself to enjoy it, and not look at is as a chore. I put on some music, and started working. It did not take long, about 30 minutes. The end result is that I created positive energy, and I now have a stroller that my child can travel, sit, and sleep in. So, I took this same formula, and started working on the pack n’ play. This was a 2 hour challenge! But then my wife decided she wanted to assemble something. She happily opened up the travel crib package and swiftly built it while I was not looking. However, she then realized that she would need to pack it up because we were not going to use it at home. I heard her struggling to take it apart, and her lack of patience was apparent. She pleaded me to help her deconstruct the travel crib, as she lost all energy and interest in the project. Disassembling it was much more difficult than putting it together. She definitely tested my patience, but how can I be mad with my pregnant wife who has been carrying our son for 37 weeks! I simply smiled at her, and told her to leave the rest of the stuff to me.

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  • Baby Mirror

    So my wife wants me to add a mirror to my baby-mobile. She wants me to keep an eye on the baby while I drive. What’s next? Window shades to protect him from the sun? Stickers to tell everyone that a baby is on board?

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  • Mug

    The wife and I love our coffee to-go mugs. We thought about getting our son this for his morning latte to-go.

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  • Forecast Calls for Showers

    Weather person said it was suppose to rain during labor day weekend. So far they have been completely wrong. This makes me wonder about how prepared I need to be when going out for the day when I have my kid. First of all, do I even need to be prepared? Is it worth packing rain gear when it looks beautiful outside, and when I feel the weather person is usually wrong? Second, even if it rains, we can just head indoors quickly. Why bother carrying all this extra stuff. We can just get back in the car, and spend time at a museum for example. Third, how fragile are kids when it rains? I do not think they will melt in the rain.

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