Steve’s Tips For Brand New Daddys (7-11-18)
Hi, I’m Steve and I’m a new Dad who has learned a lot of things over the last several months and I want to pass along some knowledge to you!
Each week I will be giving you some new tips for first-time parents and one spectacular Dad joke! So let's get to the tips!
- Today’s first daddy tip is a tip that my lovely wife Brittainy taught me about changing Charlotte’s diaper. Ever since she has been able to sit up and roll over, she gets quite squirmy and will kick, roll over and make it generally impossible to put a new diaper on her easily. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but one time she even decided that it was a good idea to shove her foot directly into a poopy diaper after I took it off. Ewwww baby girl, you only need to sit still for like 30 seconds and you won’t get poopy on your foot. So, anyway, back to the tip. Britt told me to give Charlotte a toy while I change her and just like that, she sits still and plays with her toy. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
- The next tip is to make sure your sweet little baby’s nails are trimmed because those things are like little daggers! We’ve learned its best to cut them while she is sleeping so there aren’t any sudden movements while you’re clipping. But the main tip is to clip those nails at least once a week, if not twice. Now that Charlotte is grabbing everything if we forget to clip her nails for a week, get ready for cat-like scratches. She once drew blood from the inside of my nose when she grabbed it and squeezed. I think she was getting me back for when I clipped the tip of her tiny little finger and made her bleed. Awwww sorry, sweetie!
- The final tip of the week is something that I talked a little bit about yesterday. Charlotte is a big girl. So big, in fact, that she is about 5 pounds heavier than the other girls her age, making her bigger than 97% of the other girls. Since she is so big, she outgrows everything at such a crazy rate, but we didn’t realize how fast the outgrowing would actually be so we’ve bought diapers in bulk when on sale and now we have soooooo many extra size 2 and 3 diapers. So I would say not to go crazy stocking up on diapers. One or two boxes each time you need some should be your limit just in case. But, if you went crazy like us, you have a few options. You could just return them for a different size, you could donate them to DHHS to give foster families, or just hook a friend up who is expecting!
And now it’s time to finish off my daddy tips with an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: What do you call a fish with two knees?
A: “Two-knee” fish.
Listen to the entire segment below: