Disclaimer: This post to sponsored by Dr. Smith, however all opinions are my own and Baby D’s of course.
As new moms we are bombarded with advice from our mothers, our sisters, our friends, girlfriends and every stranger who walks down the street. Advice on everything from the best type of formula to when to start solid foods, teething relief and diaper creams. I never really thought about dad advice for The Mister. Within a few weeks of announcing our pregnancy The Mister came home with an arm full of books from a co-worker all about raising sons. Books that he will no doubt find valuable in time. However what about right now, what about how to change a dirty diaper without getting it all over the baby (and yourself), the fastest way to warm a bottle? You know the small details.
Baby D is six months old and I figured The Mister has learned a lot of valuable lessons to this point. So I asked him what would be the best dad advice he could give to a new dad.
#1 Bodysuits go on first, under the pants.
#2 Bottle Warmers, best investment you will ever make. When you are on feeding duty and baby is hungry there is no time to waste.
#3 You can never have too many pacifiers.
#4 The yellow line on the front of the diaper will turn blue when the diaper is wet (if the diaper is bulging this is also a sign of a full diaper despite the color of the line). Oh! Not all diapers have the color changing lines.
#5 Never leave home without a diaper bag. Before you grab the diaper bag, make sure it’s completely stocked.
Number 5 is a big one, maybe the biggest. I figured we would give you a peak at what The Mister keeps stocked in his Dad Bag. More diapers than you ever thought you would need, a binkie, at least one blanket, two or more changes of clothes, diaper rash cream (we use Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray) and a few toys just in case.
What is the must have that is packed in your dad’s bag?