International Babywearing Week is October 5 - 11. The NYC Dads Group had such a blast participating in this important baby bonding event the past few years - strolling through the Central Park Zoo, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, and observing priceless art at the MET Museum. Now that we are a national network of dad groups, we're planning something BIGGER to "Share the Adventure" and raise awareness this year throughout the nation.We've organized a major, national multi-City Dads Group effort. More than 100 City Dads Group members in 13 metropolitan cities across the country will be … [Read more...]
Babies / pregnancy
These articles are all about babies, pregnancy and baby/pregnancy related issues.
Is your child one of the three out of four kids who are not properly secured in a vehicle because their car seats are not correctly installed? This is a big reason why motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for kids ages one through 12 years old.City Dads Group wants to emphasize the need for car seat safety. Sarah Tilton, child passenger safety advocacy manager (aka The Car Seat Whisperer) for our good friends at stroller and car seat manufacturer Britax, offers these important tips on car seat safety:Select a car seat that fits your baby and your vehicle(s). Also, be … [Read more...]
Almost seven years ago I became a father. I still remember the swelling mix of feelings – love, pride, exhaustion and fear amongst others.I remember, vaguely, getting the car to pick up my daughter and my wife.My daughter. I was a father. Oh, boy.The hospital stay was nice. Cozy. It was like Diet Parenting. People brought you food (free if you were a breastfeeding mom – which I may, or may not have, pretended to be over the phone when I ordered meals). Nurses would take the kid so you could nap (we never let her leave). Your child was LoJacked so people couldn't steal her without … [Read more...]
People are led to believe that the instant their children appear out of the womb that they will fall in love with him or her.If only it was that easy.“I didn't feel like a dad when I first held my daughter Sienna. I felt like an impostor,” NYC Dads Group member Lorne Jaffe writes in The First Moment It Hit Me That I Was a Dad, our group’s latest contribution to WhatToExpect.com.In this moving article, Lorne discusses when and how he overcame this disconnect. Hint: It involves Lionel Richie.Click the logo below to read the whole article.People are led to believe that the … [Read more...]
Are you a new or expectant dad who is suddenly finding it expensive raising kids? As Bruce Willis said in Die Hard, “Welcome to the party, pal.”You really have to find ways to keep the costs to a minimum because food, entertainment and clothing in particular can take a big bite out of your wallets. Here are some ways to pinch pennies when there are barely any pennies to pinch: Hand-me-down those clothes Forget about the stigma. That myth went out years ago. Young kids outgrow clothes quickly: some pieces may be worn only once or twice before they no longer fit. Why waste your money on … [Read more...]