The latest guidelines released from the American Academy of Pediatrics bring the same message consistently offered by the Academy: to protect your infant best from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or any other sleep-related death, for instance, suffocation, you should make sure the baby sleeps alone, on his or her back, in a “naked” crib. Read more
So, you’re a new dad–or you will be soon. Being a father is a big step in your life, one of those big developmental milestones that men must go through in order to earn their “Official Manly Man” badges. Just kidding. However, once you realize that growing bump in your wife’s midsection really does contain a baby that will, eventually, come out. And once that baby is active and crawling around, baby-proofing becomes a reality. Suddenly, every dangling cord, corner, and electrical outlet becomes a potential disaster. Here is some basic baby-proofing information for transforming your living room into a baby-safe haven. Read more
In my recent ruminations on fatherhood, I have been thinking more and more about my own dad, and how much I actually owe to him, for teaching me so much, even though I had no idea he was doing it until pretty recently. Read more
Fairness is one of those topics that’s so hard to pin down: what exactly is fair? When you have more than one kid, the subject of fairness always comes up. It’s hard to be exactly the same to each child, if not downright impossible. So what’s a dad to do, especially one who enjoys having fun with his kid and rejoices in being the “fun” parent? Read more
We don’t want to scare anyone, but, over 400 people die each year in Canada in water-related accidents. Here are some tips on keeping the little ones safe in and around pools.
Sound the Alarm: A pool alarm sounds when it detects an object breaking the surface of the pool water. These should be used in combination with self-closing, self-latching gates for maximum safety. Read more