Jack-o-Lanterns, Car Seats, and Shopping – Steve’s Daddy Tips (10-16-19)
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 the perfect activity to do with your little one to kick off the Halloween season! Go get yourself a pumpkin and get carving! It’s time to show your kid one of the coolest parts of October, the jack-o-lantern! If your little one is too small to use a knife, like Charlotte is, that’s OK! Kids love slimy things, so who better to pull out all of the pumpkin guts than your kids! Just cut open the top for them, give them a spoon, and let them have at it!
- The next Daddy Tip is something we just realized that we should have probably done a few weeks ago. It was time for Charlotte’s car seat to go from back-facing to forward-facing! Oh yeah, baby girl is riding around like a big kid now! Check your seat to see what the age and weight recommendations are for your car seat configuration, and if you are unsure about when to switch, just hit up your pediatrician for some advice!
- And the final Daddy Tip of the week is a way to keep your little one busy in the shopping cart while you are at the grocery store. If your toddler is anything like Charlotte, they do not like to be seated for long periods of time, especially when they are surrounded by all the cool stuff on the shelves at the store. So, to keep Charlotte from throwing things out of the cart or screaming to be put down, I’ve found out that giving her a banana or orange from the ‘free fruit for kids’ basket and hooking her up with the store’s free coupon book kept her busy for most of the trip. Boom, thank me later.
And now it’s time for a spooky Halloween Dad Joke!
Q: If Dracula and Frankenstein fought, who would win?
A: Frankenstein, because Dracula sucks.
Listen to the entire Daddy Tips segment below: