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!

  1. Today’s first daddy tip is for parents whose baby just started sitting up on their own and being more mobile in general. Whenever Charlotte is sitting up playing or in her bouncer or just sitting on my lap, she is drooling. That girl has a lot of salivae and she will completely soak the front of her shirt if she is in the upright position. My tip is to just put a bib on your cute little drooly baby when they are in the upright position. So, instead of having to constantly change her shirt or wipe her down, we just need to change out the bib from time to time. Boom! No yucky wet shirt for your baby!
  2. The next tip is for parents whose babies have just started to grab everything in sight. Charlotte is at the stage where she is constantly grabbing everything, including hair, glasses, earrings, necklaces, and pretty much everything else. When Brittainy gets home, she has a routine she goes through before I hand Charlotte to her. She makes sure that she puts her hair into a ponytail, and she takes off her earrings and necklace. If she doesn’t it’s like her and Charlotte are in a bar fight. Charlotte’s pulling her hair out, choking her with the necklace and trying to rip her earrings off the side of her head! So just avoid the maiming by your baby and prep yourself to be grabbed.
  3. The final tip has to do with making sure you have a change of clothes. Not just for the baby though, make sure you have one for yourself too. Bring extra clothes for yourself when you go out with your baby for long periods of time. You don’t know if your little bundle of joy will spit upon you and if you have a full day ahead of you, you don’t want to sit around with baby puke on your shirt. When we took to Charlotte to Grand Haven last weekend, she spits up on my shirt and pants and I had to learn the hard way that walking around in baby puke while your out and about isn’t the most fun thing. So be sure to have a change of shirt with you, because sometimes just wiping it up just isn’t enough.

And now it’s time to finish off my daddy tips with an awesome Dad Joke!

So, Last night I dreamt I was a muffler...
I woke up exhausted.  Haha!

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