Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad put 3 diaper pails to the ultimate test, diapers filled with chicken blood catfish bait. After leaving them in a hot garage to really get the fumes rolling, each pail was set in a separate room of Daddy Brad's house, and the testing began. Tests included room level (as you walk in the room), a quick open and shut (what amount of smell is released), and finally, a full open test. Tested pails are the Diaper Genie Elite, Munckin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, and the Dekor Plus Diaper Disposal System. Check out the vid to see which pail really holds back the stank, and to hear Daddy Clay say, "Sphincter." Episode 853 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
Episode #852 - Dr. Ari Brown brings in childbirth educator and doula, Shelley Scotka from St. David's Medical Center to take a quick look at the benefits of maternity belly belts. When fit properly, a belly belt will help support the weight of a growing pregnancy to help alleviate lower back pain. These belts allow Moms to stay more active during pregnancy in regards to mobility and exercise, and also can help with recovery after giving birth.
Dad 2.0 Summit - Episode 851 - Join us this weekend at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort near Austin, Texas for insight, inspiration, and intel on the DadBlogger movement. There will be panels, discussions, DadBloggers, and other online media professionals all together to discuss and discover what it means to be a digitally connected as a father. In this episode Doug French, Co-founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit points out just a few of the highlights including film maker Fredrick Marks, creator of Boys Become Men, A.J. Jacobs from Esquire Magazine on strategizing to relate to male readers, Author and Dad based marketing consultant C.C. Chapman, and author Guy Kawasaki, founder of Alltop.com. The Dad 2.0 Summit is the place to be if you are a DadBlogger looking for industry insight and networking or a Public Relations/Marketing Manager looking to reach Dads through father centric content and media.
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!
Episode 849 is brought to you by DaddyScrubs.
The Metro Moms join Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad to offer tips for a successful day at fairs and festivals with your kids. Prepare in advance and take only what you need. Check the event website for any restricted items. Get a map and take note of restrooms and emergency stations. The right stroller is a must. Big wheels, sunshade, and a reclining seat will help keep small children comfy. Enough healthy snacks and water, as well as hand sanitizer and sunscreen are essential for a trip to the fair. Don't rely on electronics for communication. Big crowds and outdated venues often mean overloaded or non-existent coverage for texting and phone calls. Set rally points and times for check-ins with the family. Have fun, allow for a variety of activities for the whole family, and take just a few minutes to prepare for the day and we bet you'll have great event memories to share year after year. Episode 849 is brought to you by Britax. Thoughtfully designed for you and your child.
Team DadLabs has been training hard for the Austin Live Strong Marathon this Sunday. We've got great sponsors in BabyBjorn, New Balance, Windi helping us support two wonderful charities, Colins Hope and Hand to Hold. Kelli Kelley is the Founder/Executive Director of Hand to Hold. They provide comprehensive navigation resources and support to parents who have had a premature birth or loss of a baby. Alissa Magrum is the Executive Director of Colin's Hope. Their mission raise water safety awareness to prevent drownings. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under age of 5 and the second leading cause in children ages 1-14. Kelli and Alissa will also be running this sunday. Please visit and join our sponsors in supporting their organizations. Alissa offers these tips for race day. Give an appreciation gift to your significant other for being away so much during training. If you have trouble drinking and running, like Daddy Clay, it's ok to stop and take a drink. And definitely have a good poo plan in place and go to the bathroom before the starting gun. It's a long run. Episode 848 - Team DadLabs is brought to you by BabyBjorn, New Balance, and Windi in support of ColinsHope and HandtoHold.
Burnie Burns, Co-Founder of Rooster Teeth Studios and Co-Creator of one of our favorite web shows, "Red vs. Blue," chats with Daddy Brad about video games and parenting and some of the benefits of playing video games with your kids. For many parents today, gaming has always been apart of their lives. They grew up with Nintendo, so for video games to be a part of their family life is not surprising. With the online gaming interactivity available today, gaming can be shared across the globe with family and friends. We're all for limiting screen time, but there's no reason you can't share that screen time with your children.
Play Video Games With Your Kids. Episode 847.
Are You a Geek Dad? Today on DadLabs, CC Chapman http://www.digitaldads.com and Max Kalehoff http://www.attentionmax.com square off to see if they have what it takes to be: GEEK ENOUGH!
Please visit http://www.facebook.com/ciscolinksys to enter the Geek Dad Cool Contest for your chance to win $10,000 worth of home networking and entertainment prizes from Linksys. Embrace Your Inner Geek! Contest ends February 17, 2012.
Episode 846 is brought to you by Linksys - everything you need for a wireless home.
Episode 845 - Year of the Dad. What's trending in 2012? Dads! Laurie Gelman, co-host of The Mom Show talks about the shifting roles of primary care givers from Mom to Dad. There's also the scarier trend of reality TV/YouTube/internet fame influencing parenting. Parents need to be more aware of what children are watching. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 2.5 hours of "screen time" which includes ALL screens, not just TV. One way to battle technology and hours and hours of texting, bad youtube videos, and generally bad programming is family dinner. Unplug and spend genuine quality time with your family.
Daddy Clay points out the importance of setting up a secure wireless network. It's easy to with the software that comes with your router, and can be done via the "Network and Sharing Center" control panel on PCs, or the Airport Utility on Macs. Giving the access code out also can allow access to your personal files on devices on that network. Some routers like the Linksys e4200 offer Dual Zone, Guest Zone, or SSID features which allow you to set up access to the internet, but NOT your other devices on the network. Shutting down the network is a great way to limit family access and controlling time limits for your children, particularly during certain times like study time, family dinner, or even overnight.
Please visit www.facebook.com/ciscolinksys to enter the Geek Dad Cool Contest for your chance to win $10,000 worth of home networking and entertainment prizes from Linksys. Embrace Your Inner Geek! Contest ends February 17, 2012.
Episode 844 is brought to you by Linksys - everything you need for a wireless home.