Bedtime and Walking – Steve’s Daddy Tips (2-20-19)
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 to not try to force your little one to go to bed if they refuse. At first, we used to always try to put Charlotte to sleep at the same time and it worked, but now that she is a little bit older, she has totally changed up her schedule and wakes up and falls asleep at completely different times every day. If we try to put her to bed at her usual time, sometimes she falls asleep and sometimes she gets the late night crazies. Most parents should be familiar with the late night crazies, it’s when your baby is so tired that they just start acting super crazy. Yup, just like that. So my advice is to just go and be crazy with them because there is no use trying to put them to bed when they are like this. You’ll just have to suck it up and keep them entertained, because your little crazy can go from fun and goofy to fussy and crying in a matter of seconds.
- The next Daddy Tip is to pretty much give up on having any free time once your baby or toddler starts walking. If you thought it was hard keeping track of them when they start crawling, get ready for to have your complete and undivided attention focused in on your little one as they walk around. Sure, you have things baby proofed, but babies have a way of unbaby proofing things and finding extremely difficult ways to injure themselves. Like how Charlotte loves to try to crawl under the couch and will get stuck and start crying. Oh baby girl, you can’t fit under there, not even the cat can fit under the couch. So you just gotta give up your free time and start pulling babies out from under couches.
- And that last tip leads me to my final Daddy Tip of the week. Which is that you should apparently tell your friends when your baby starts walking because if you don’t, they get offended or something. So my advice is that the minute your baby starts walking, avoid all other conversation and when people ask you a question just say "my baby is walking". How about that weather? "My baby is walking" Did you see that sports ball game last night? "My baby is walking" What's the square root of 81? "My baby is walking... and it's 9."
And now it’s time for an awesome dad joke!
Q: Yesterday, I ate a clock. It was very time consuming.
A: Especially when I went back for seconds.
Listen to the entire segment below: