Another entry in our Wikipoopia, a groundbreaking experiment in collective wisdom of dirty diapers. Join the dads of DadLabs as they turn common food ingredients found at your local big box grocery stores into gross, disgusting poopy diaper re-enactments. This week: The Houdini. DadLabs ep. 29 The Lab.
In today's episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad talk with a few experts about the process of extracting cord blood after the birth of a new baby. You'll learn what cord blood is and how it relates to stem cells and stem cell transplants. We talk with the first female recipient of a cord blood transplant who explains how it can be used to treat over 70 different diseases. What is the difference between public and private cord blood donation? Should expectant parents consider cord blood banking as part of their birth plan? If you've got thoughts on this topic, visit the forums on DadLabs.com and let us know what you think. DadLabs Ep. 712 is brought to you by BabyBjorn. For more information on cord blood, please visit the following web sites: South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (southtexasblood.org), AllAboutCordBlood.com, Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation (parentsguidecordblood.org)
DadLabs is proud to announce a new show to our lineup! Starring Stay At Home Dad Nathan West, follow Survivor Dad as he cuts a fresh path through the unchartered wilderness of Stay At Home fatherhood. In this episode, Survivor Dad offers helpful tips for those parents struggling with lack of sleep due to an infant. How long do newborns sleep? How many hours of lost sleep for moms and dads does a new baby account for? What happens to a parent when sleep deprivation occurs? For answers to these questions along with some tips on how to handle sleep deficits, check out this inaugural episode of Survivor Dad.
DadLabs meets The Guncles! Short for gay uncles, The Guncles are Scout Masterson and Bill Horn, gay dads known for their appearances on the reality television show "Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood". In this episode of The Lab, they tell us a little more about their web site GunclesOnline.com which chronicles their life and their parenthood journey with their daughter Simone. They also tell us about the adoption process, their role on the Tori Spelling show, and if they plan to have more children. Check out the DadLabs forums where we welcome all dads to talk about parenting and fatherhood. DadLabs Ep. 710 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
DadLabs is proud to present the Infant Chef of America Challenge. In this culinary smackdown, Chef Clay takes on Chef Angelique and Chef Rock'En to see who can create the best dish for a baby using only the Beaba Babycook. The secret ingredient for this Iron Chef style challenge - carrots. Watch as these contestants demonstrate the Beaba Babycook while they create their meals. Will the infant judge prefer steamed carrots or one of the other culinary delights prepared by our chefs? Who will be the next Infant Chef of America? DadLabs Ep. 709 is brought to you by Scandinavian Child.
In this episode of The Lab, we gather a few dads and ask them the following question - When did it hit you that you were going to be a dad? These fathers share their stories and tell us when they realized fatherhood was upon them. We'd love to hear from our viewers. Visit DadLabs.com and let us know when it sank in that you were going to be a father. DadLabs Ep. 708 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
Join DadLabs and the National Fatherhood Initiative in celebrating fathers and families with The Thankful Campaign! Show your gratitude and share what you're thankful for. Visit www.DadLabs.com or www.fatherhood.org/thethankfulcampaign to learn more. Episode 707 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
What parent hasn't been faced with the dilemma of trying to promote healthy eating to their children? In this parody music video set to an 80's electronica retro soundtrack, Daddy Brad straps his son into the Svan High Chair and goes to great lengths to get him to eat healthy food. From touring the food trailers on South Congress in Austin to dancing, can Daddy Brad succeed in getting the baby to put down the cupcakes and french fries and eat some fruits and vegetables instead? DadLabs Ep. 706 is brought to you by Scandinavian Child.
One of Daddy Clay's favorite stops at the ABC Kids Expo is the Medela booth where he can see the latest in breast pumps, and meet up with his favorite nursing bra model, Marla. But what happens when he discovers Marla is not there this year? Tag along on his lonely stroll through the streets of Vegas. And find out if anyone else can take the place of his beloved Marla. Check out the video where Daddy Clay first meets Marla here and their second meeting here. DadLabs Ep. 705 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
Parents have noticed all the really great technology and design that has been incorporated in the latest baby strollers. In this episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay talks with David Cocks, one of the designers of the Micralite Superlite stroller. He explains the story behind the design and the features included in this lightweight stroller. Why does the Micralite include a mesh seat? Does the increase in participation by dads account for the changes in stroller design? DadLabs Ep. 704 is brought to you by Scandinavian Child.
For many families, Thanksgiving is one holiday that involves a huge family gathering. But what if you want to have a smaller celebration? In this episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay shares tips on how to scale down your holiday dinner. Traditions such as cocktail hour can be altered to include nonalcoholic mocktails for the kids using beverages like ginger ale, sparkling cider and juice. Parents can incorporate an art project or let their children participate in creating the meal. Daddy Clay also recommends a few different holiday wines that will go great with your Thanksgiving turkey. Check out the video for more tips and if you've got any to share with us, let us know about them at our forums on DadLabs.com. DadLabs Ep. 703 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.