Foods and Tips – Steve’s Daddy Tips 2-27-19
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 has to do with feeding your little one. Once they are on to solid foods, don’t hold back! Give them the craziest food that you are willing to eat and some food you aren’t even willing to eat. Britt and I love giving Charlotte new and odd tasting foods like sauerkraut, pickles, and grapefruit. And surprisingly, she enjoys them! New studies say that giving babies sour foods early in life will help them have a more developed pallet and they will be less fussy eaters. Plus it’s amazing to watch their little faces scrunch up when they eat them!
- The next daddy tip is from my wife, Brittainy and has to do with serving your baby solid food. At first, we were just cutting up her food into little bite-size pieces with a knife and it was taking forever. By the time we finished getting her food ready, our dinners were cold. That’s when I came home one day and saw Britt’s idea in all of its glory! She had a pair of kitchen scissors out and she was cutting up that food faster than a Chopped champion minces garlic. It was all like snip snip snip snip snip, bam! A 7-course meal all cut up into bite-size pieces. So forget that knife and get yourself a nice pair of kitchen scissors!
- And the final daddy tip of the week is a little counterintuitive. It’s the best tip I’ve ever heard as a parent and it’s pretty simple. It’s don’t take any advice from other parents as the only way to do something. Take peoples tips and advice and try it out, but if it doesn’t work, forget about it. Every parent is different and more importantly, every baby is different, so just do what works for you and your child. I wanted to share that tip this week because last week a lot of people had different views about how to handle bedtimes and those people’s techniques might work for them, but might not work for others. So, just take each tip with a grain of salt and just make sure that you do you, boo boo.
And now it’s time for an awesome dad joke!
Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is make my bed.
So, tomorrow, I'm finally returning this piece of junk to Ikea...
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