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Toddler L’s Growing Vocab At 21-Months Old

At the start of the year, I wrote a post about Toddler L’s first words. As a 16-month old, she’d started vocalising a couple of things which could be classed as actual words rather than just random baby noises. Considering how much Toddle...
by The DADventurer on May 25, 2016

Tittertastic Saturday – Flat Stomach

bethere2day - Tittertastic Saturday - Flat Stomach - A little boy walks into his parents' room to see his mom on top of his dad bouncing up and down. Tittertastic Saturday – Flat Stomach...

The First Hour After Birth

Just after birth I remember thinking how amazing my wife was. I’ve always loved her, but the love I had for her in those few minutes after our daughter was born is hard to explain. I was so proud of her for doing so well and staying so strong throu...
by First Time Dad on May 20, 2016

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Having realised that a nine month old Baby L was an artistic genius after she painted a canvas picture for our living room wall last year, we’ve done our best to encourage her talents. She’s not yet at the level of world-renowned artist...
by The DADventurer on May 17, 2016

Calendar sketches and another family outing...

Another week is over and I'm pleased to say that I've been managing the calendar sketches daily. I've also discovered that it's not all that easy to sketch something tiny and detailed in such a small space.Each square is 3cm which is j...
by Serena P. Lewis on Apr 17, 2016

I Want My Daughter To Grow Up To Be A Cage Fighter

Once upon a time, many many moons ago I used to coach a kids football team back in my home town. As a young man, working with children gave me a real insight in to parenting. The kids in the squad all had different personalities and attributes but...
by First Time Dad on Apr 15, 2016

Dad of Teens Interview: Phil Corless

From time to time we are able to present interviews with other Dads grappling with teens at home. We are grateful to Phil Corless for taking time to give us an interview. Phil is a “stay-at-home dad, living in the not-so-wilds of North Idaho.&#...
by Rob Ainbinder - Digital Dad on Apr 12, 2016

Our Private Hell: Fussy Kid That Hates Sock Seams, Tags in Shirts. A Highly Sensitive Child

I remember it as one of the roughest patches we went through as a family. Our daughter was between four and five years old. My wife was home with our daughter during the day. I handled the evening duties while she worked at a grocery store. Daily li...
by Rob Ainbinder - Digital Dad on Apr 7, 2016

Is Breastfeeding Important?

I certainly know that breastfeeding has benefits for the baby and I'm an advocate of natural nutrition. What I didn't know was breastfeeding could be difficult, tiring and emotionally draining on the mother.… More Is Breastfeeding Important?
by First Time Dad on Apr 1, 2016

Bitter brew

– Glug, glug, glug, go the dregs of my dad’s last home brew. Not down my throat, but in the sink. Testament to 30 years of continuous unimprovement. It began as a fine recipe. With fresh ingredients from a ‘way-out’ 70s health...
by Imagine Day on Mar 27, 2016

Easter Outfit Ideas For Babies

Other than the baby grow we brought her home in, I'm not sure I have purchased a single item of clothing for her. That being said, it's probably a good thing, I'm not quite as in touch with the latest fashion trends as I'd like. However, we have an E...
by First Time Dad on Mar 19, 2016

My Wife Went Into Labour and I Had A Suspected Heart Attack via BabyCentre

Would Rambo’s waters break in the supermarket and we’d get our mountain of shopping for free? Would the car break down on a country lane on the way to hospital and we’d have to be airlifted to the hospital? Would my battery die as Rambo was tel...
by First Time Dad on Mar 11, 2016

My Wife Went Into Labour and I Had A Suspected Heart Attack via BabyCentre

Would Rambo’s waters break in the supermarket and we’d get our mountain of shopping for free? Would the car break down on a country lane on the way to hospital and we’d have to be airlifted to the hospital? Would my battery die as Rambo was tel...
by First Time Dad on Mar 11, 2016

3 Alternative Days Out With Your Toddler

Finding things to keep an active toddler entertained, occupied and out of trouble can be pretty challenging, not to mention bloody expensive. If I look at what Toddler L and I do on a daily basis, it’s quite boring if I’m honest. I’...
by The DADventurer on Mar 8, 2016

Matalan’s £25 Mother’s Day Hamper Challenge

Matalan have put First Time Dad to the test & challenged me to create the perfect bundle of gifts for Rambo, but all have to be to the value of £25!… More Matalan’s £25 Mother’s Day Hamper Challenge...
by First Time Dad on Feb 19, 2016

Turning Your Home Into Soft Play

I’m in two minds when it comes to soft play. Part of me really enjoys watching the sprog climb up stairs, go down slides and throw soft shapes at my head as she develops her motor skills and confidence. The other part of me hates it – unr...
by The DADventurer on Feb 17, 2016

Thank you midwife for telling my wife this! via BabyCentre

Rambo announced upon her return that she had been informed the only proven way to induce labour is sex, and lots of it! … More Thank you midwife for telling my wife this! via BabyCentre...
by First Time Dad on Feb 12, 2016

New Dad: How To Diagnose Labour

The 'Show'.... I expected dancing and music .... "a stringy mucus discharge" gulp… More New Dad: How To Diagnose Labour...
by First Time Dad on Feb 6, 2016

Overcoming Water Wobbles During Baby Swimming Lessons

It only feels like the other day when we started swimming lessons with Water Babies, but we’re actually approaching the end of our fourth Chapter in the pool. To date, we’ve done Chapters 1 and 2, the underwater photoshoot, and Chapter 3...
by The DADventurer on Feb 2, 2016

13 Random Thoughts From Watching Kid’s TV On CBeebies

I like to think that the missus and I are doing a pretty good job of raising Toddler L. During her 16 months of life on the planet, we’ve somehow managed to create an incredible daughter who is healthy, happy, inquisitive, adventurous, cute a...
by The DADventurer on Dec 9, 2015


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