Wrestling, Swearing, And Bottles – Steve’s Daddy Tips
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 not to give in when you are weaning your little one off of a bottle or a pacifier. We had made some major progress in getting Charlotte to stop using a bottle and a pacifier but then she got sick a few weeks ago and was looking just miserable so we decided that some of those old comforts might make her feel better. Well, they did, but she went from not wanting her bottle anymore to needing one every night before bed again in just a few days. So, just skip the hassle and once you start to wean your little one of a habit, don’t give in no matter what happens.
- The second Daddy Tip is another reminder to be really careful not to swear around your little one because once they getting close to turning two, they start repeating everything you say like some sort of parrot. And that’s exactly what Charlotte did the other day when I was frustrated about bad traffic and let loose an angry swear. And that’s when I hear "@#%$!@ you" from the back seat. Well, minus the you part… So I quickly started saying duck, duck, I said duck Charlotte. No no, what sound does a duck make quack quack. Luckily she hasn’t said it since, and now I’m way more mindful of what I say around her.
- And the final Daddy Tip of the week is for people who take their kids to daycare. Do not let your little one roughhouse with their cousins! Why you ask? Because then they go to daycare the next day and try to wrestle all of their classmates. So, first off, to the daycare workers that are listening, sorry that Charlotte has been trying to tackle the kids in her class. And secondly, sorry to the children that Charlotte may have tackled. So when your family is all together for the holiday’s try to avoid roughhousing so your little one doesn’t take that behavior to school.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
I’ve been told to quit telling so many dumb Thanksgiving Dad Jokes. But I told them I couldn’t just quit, “Cold Turkey”.
Listen to the entire Daddy Tips segment below: