DISCLOSURE: This post, written by NYC Dads Group member Aaron Yavelberg, is sponsored by Huggies® diapers and wipes.I don’t like shopping.I can handle grocery stores when I have a list. I can survive clothes shopping if I’m looking for something specific like a dress shirt or a pair of jeans. When I don’t have a guideline, though, I get very anxious. I have trouble making decisions when too many options exist.Putting together our baby registry to help others shop for us and our new bundle of joy might have been hardest of all. There are five different kinds of everything from … [Read more...]
Babies / pregnancy
These articles are all about babies, pregnancy and baby/pregnancy related issues.
A fellow dad who is my age (25) posed a question in a Facebook group the other day: “Aren’t we too young for this?”That, my friend, is an easy answer that is difficult for many people to wrap their brains around. You see, we all believe age delineates knowledge by experience. The younger you are, the less experienced you are therefore you are not as skilled or knowledgeable as your elders. In many cases that's true, but for this one ... no. Not at all.I’ll answer as bluntly as he posed his question:We all go into this parenting thing the same. No matter how much we prepare we all … [Read more...]
Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by Huggies®. City Dads Group is proud to be part of the Huggies® Parents Council, an advisory group that works with the baby care products brand. Our time on the council has us thinking about how dads speak to our babies. NYC Dads Group member Christopher Confessore responded with this sweet letter to his child about the importance of saying “hello.”Each day Christopher wakes his baby with a loving hello and gets her ready for the day, often starting with a diaper change. She wears Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers because they help keep skin clean … [Read more...]
More than 800 women die every day as a result of pregnancy-related causes -- a startling piece of information given modern advances in medicine.That's one of the many maternal health facts you'll hear or see repeatedly Wednesday, August 3, on Bump Day (or #BumpDay throughout social media), an international effort to call attention to the risks and challenges moms and babies around the world face.The second annual event aims to celebrate moms and babies with the hope of giving more newborns the healthiest start in life possible. The day's organizers, which include City Dads Group … [Read more...]
We had two dogs before my daughter was born: a 9-year-old Rottweiler and a 2-year-old Boxer. Bailey and Sydney were spoiled rotten. We took them on walks, played with them relentlessly, and they both slept soundly in our bedroom.When expecting our first child, we received numerous suggestions – baby gadgets to buy, ways to raise our kids, stores to shop at, etc. One suggestion was on how to prepare dogs for baby entering their lives.Wait. Prepare the dogs? Are you kidding me?People warned us the dogs would not be ready for our new normal (we weren’t ready either, but that’s another … [Read more...]