Jealousy, Potty Training, and Screaming – Steve’s Daddy Tips (2-10-21)
Does anyone else's newborn scream for no reason or is it just Steve's daughter, Izzy? Seriously, she isn't mad, or sad, she just screams. All. Day. Long.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is for parents who have recently welcomed their second child into their family. Get ready for some jealousy from the first kid because no one likes going from being an only child and getting all of the attention, to having to share it with a sibling. Charlotte was excited about her new baby sister Izzy at first, but now, not so much. She is always seeking attention now and hates having to share her parents. So, she’s always telling me to put Izzy down, or to hold Charlotte like a baby. Just know that the jealousy will go away with time. Hopefully...
- The next Daddy Tip this week is about potty training once your toddler has started to use the toilet regularly. If your kid says they are going to the bathroom and it takes them longer than normal to come back, go check the bathroom because bad things may have happened. Charlotte said she needed to potty the other day while I was feeding Izzy and after about 5 minutes she came back and said all done daddy. So I said good job and went about my day. But about 2 hours later I go to the bathroom to find her doll in The toilet with an entire roll of toilet paper. So always check on your kid when they potty for the first couple of months after they start to use the bathroom alone because you can’t trust a toddler.
- And the final Daddy Tip for the week is to be ready for your newborn to be a screamer. Izzy was a sweet quiet baby when she was first born but now she screams. Why does she scream? We aren’t really sure. It’s probably just her way of communicating or something. But here is a quick tip on how to deal with the screaming. Earplugs. Seriously, I use them when she gets extra screamy because it’s the only way I don’t go deaf when holding her.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: Are people born with a photographic memory?
A: Or does it take time to develop?
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