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Two + Two + Two ≠ 6 — Fighting Sleep Deprivation with a Newborn

Two + Two + Two ≠ 6 — Fighting Sleep Depri...

When we found out that we were first expecting, a very analytical friend told me, “You know 2+2+2 does not equal 6 when you are talking about sleep.” You get so much advice when you are expecting that this was just another piece that I filed away, but by week 2 it was something that my wife and I really took to heart.  After the adrenaline wears off and if you have had the luxury of having your parents/others...
Breastfeeding Tips for Dad

Breastfeeding Tips for Dad...

Breast Feeding Tips for Dad One of the best book titles I’ve seen in recent years was “Why do men have nipples?”  Brilliant hook for customers browsing a book section, and an entertaining book. While the question captured in the title of that book requires some deep scientific and anotomical analysis, for recent mothers the answer to the nipple question is pretty clear.  Nipples equal breast milk. So,...
Warming a Baby Bottle with a Microwaved Mug of Water

Warming a Baby Bottle with a Microwaved Mug of Wat...

When my wife and I first came home from the hospital we were in a delirious state, and while I had heard numerous ways to warm a baby bottle, I started to doubt my memory.  I frantically called a few relatives and friends to get their perspective and tried a number of methods, but what worked best for us was using the microwave. Warning – you do not, ever, put the bottle or contents of the bottle in the microwave. What...
Air Travel with Milk or Formula

Air Travel with Milk or Formula...

Air travel with an infant or a toddler who is still drinking milk or formula can be stressful, so here are some tips after having travelled on multiple flights with my daughter before she turned 2 years old: Yes, You Can Pass Through Security with Breast Milk or Formula – Normally, air travellers cannot carry any type of consumable liquid through the security checkpoint and are required to dispose of it prior....
Best Way to Clean Dr. Brown Baby Bottles

Best Way to Clean Dr. Brown Baby Bottles...

Best Way to Clean Dr. Brown Baby Bottles There are a variety of options and factors to consider when choosing which type of baby bottle is best for your new born.  In many cases, Dr. Brown bottles fit your need – this was the case for my daughter who handled gas much better under the Dr. Brown versus Medela, Playtex, and Avent brands.  These other brands have their perks, but it’s entirely based on the...

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