With the summer winding down, Steve has a tip to get some "beach" days in before it's too cold.

  1. Today’s first Daddy Tip is to get a bottle warmer. We never had one with Charlotte and we were sitting their warming bottles with hot water like some peasant. A bottle warmer seriously makes such a difference. No more constantly checking to see if it’s done only to find the bottle still cold. No way, you just plop that bad boy in the bottle warmer and set it and forget it just like a crock pot. It’s just one less thing to keep track of and I highly recommend picking one up.
  2. The next Daddy Tip is for anyone with a newborn and an older sibling. Get that little one involved with baby care. You can tell that Charlotte gets jealous of us constantly holding and attending to Izzy, so we have been trying to get Charlotte involved too. We don’t let her hold her, because we’ve seen her drop her dolls on their heads about a million times, but she helps out with other things like feeding her, bathing her, and she is in charge of throwing away Izzy’s dirty diapers. Just be sure to make a huge deal out of the crappy stuff you ask them to do, like diaper duty, so that they are proud of tossing out their siblings poop.
  3. And the final Daddy Tip of the week is how to squeeze a little bit more out of this nice weather. If your little one is a fan of the beach, but it’s just too much of a trip to get out to one, how about you go hit up a volleyball court. Charlotte loves playing in the sand and was asking to go to the beach last week but I didn’t feel like making that big of a trip, so I took her to the local sand volleyball court. Since it’s the end of the summer and most people are back in school, the courts are usually empty during the day and are the perfect place to build a sand castle or play with all your beach toys. I have at least 3 courts within 10 minutes of my house, so it’s always easy and fun to play at the “beach” with Charlotte.

And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!

Q: Why did the motorcycle keep falling asleep?
A: Because it was two tired!

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