Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay help get Daddy Danny rea... more
Labor and Delivery Tips for Dads
Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay help get Daddy Danny ready for the impending delivery of his first child. Tips include knowing where the vending machines are at the hospital, and bringing plenty of change. Perhaps even pack your own snacks, or even a picnic type meal for after the baby is born.
Once at the hospital, learn the nurses names, and be polite(but not too polite or the Mom will hurt you), because they will be taking care of you for the next couple of days. Don't be afraid to let them know your wishes, but a positive vibe will make things much smoother and happier for all involved.
In the room remember these important points: Adjustable bed, use those buttons 'til she is comfortable, then don't touch them unless asked. Do not touch the TV remote, it is not for Dads! You CAN use the bathroom, #1 ONLY. Be sure your camera/phone batteries are charged, but don't miss the experience being behind the camera. A playlist of Mom's favorite songs and knowing how to give good footrubs are a good idea.
Don't forget that Push Present! Just a small gift after things have settled down to show your appreciation for her bringing your child into the world. And remember to hold that baby as much as possible! Good luck Danny! Hope everything comes out ok Miranda!
Parents have many options when it comes to baby ge... more
Parents have many options when it comes to baby gear. In this episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay talks with Denise and Alan Fields, authors of "Baby Bargains", a book that helps new dads and moms navigate the world of baby products. They tell us about some of the trends they've seen including "green" and organic baby products. They also tell us if they've noticed an increase in participation by fathers in choosing items like baby monitors, car seats and more. Find out what the average cost of baby gear is for the first year. For more information, check out their web site: babybargains.com. DadLabs Ep. 735 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.