My wife is pregnant and we're expecting baby Number 2 in April! I'm over the moon with excitement. And, I have some fears. About six years ago, when my son was nearly four months old, I started blogging and documenting my daily fatherhood experiences: being a new dad, being an at-home father with few resources, and the adventures our family went on around the big city that is New York, N.Y. When my wife returned to work after maternity leave, and I was flying solo with our son most of the day, I discovered that writing about my journey was therapeutic. For the past few years, I've spent … [Read more...]
Babies / pregnancy
These articles are all about babies, pregnancy and baby/pregnancy related issues.
Babywearing was something I always planned on doing. It seemed like a great idea. Your child was right next to you, gaining comfort in hearing your breathing and in feeling your heartbeat. It would leave my hands free to shop, do dishes, or fold laundry. I’d be the coolest Dad on the block, really showing my friends and neighbors “how it’s done.” Then came the day that my wife’s doctor told us the two words that would shatter that wonderful babywearing image: “It’s twins!” How was I going to manage to carry two babies? One on the front and one on the back? My ideas of being the hippest … [Read more...]
City Dads Group members strapped their babies to their chests and visited the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, toured a professional football stadium in San Francisco, and climbed the famous "Rocky" steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art among the many activities our fathers participated in as part of last week's celebration of International Babywearing Week. All 13 City Dads Groups across the United States did something with babies on board their new baby carriers, courtesy of Britax -- a longtime supporter of our organization. Our dads and their kids visited places as family-friendly … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]