For today's Daddy Tips, Steve is focusing on the crib and how important it can be to keep your toddler in line.  However, if your toddler is already in a normal bed, you only get one Daddy Tip this week and you get some regret for letting your toddler out of their crib.

  1. Today’s first Daddy Tip is something that our pediatrician told us a while ago and we still have been able to stick to it over 6 months later. Keep that kid in the crib for as long as humanly possible. Charlotte may not be the biggest fan of her crib but she hasn’t figured out how to climb out so we keep her in there. It’s great to use as a baby cage, which I’ll get into later in Daddy Tips, and it keeps the little rugrat from coming in your room in the middle of the night. So my advice to you is to keep them in the crib until they either can’t fit or they learn to climb out.
  2. The next Daddy Tip is a great way to tire your kid out and see a new part of town. Charlotte and I have been walking a lot and we got bored with our area so we’ve been taking little road trips to nearby neighborhoods with sidewalks to take walks. We both enjoy checking out the new sights and it’s fun letting Charlotte lead the way so we end up having no idea where we are. It’s a great way to kill time in the afternoon and get some fresh air.
  3. And the final Daddy Tip is not to be afraid to let your kid be alone in their crib for an extended period of time. Since I’ve been working from home, I’ve been relying on Charlotte taking a nap to be able to finish all my work but about once every couple of weeks she refuses a nap. I still need to get my work done so I gotta do something and I’ve decided that she can just chill in her crib with a drink, a couple books and her iPad for about an hour. I got the baby monitor so I know she’s fine, but at first I was still a little weary so I’d check on her. Big mistake. Don’t let them see you while you have them locked up in the baby cage, I mean the crib, or else they’ll go nuts. It’s OK to leave your kid alone for a little bit of time so you can get a break, but make sure they are in a safe area and you have a baby monitor!

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

Q: Why do ducks have feathers?
A: To cover their butt quacks!

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