The New Dad Hospital Bag Checklist (Stuff to Not Forget)

New Dad Hospital Bag Checklist Infographic

Congrats! If you’re reading this, you’re going to be a dad. Practice your dad jokes. Start analyzing the lawn. And check stuff off the new dad hospital bag checklist so you’re not wildly unprepared when you get to the hospital room. I’m a new dad myself, so here’s what I’d suggest you bring with you. … Read more

What’s It Like for Dads During Labor?

What's Labor Like as a New Dad

One of the questions I wondered when my wife was pregnant was what labor would be like as a dad. Obviously, I was far more concerned with it going smoothly for my wife since she had the toughest job of actually giving birth, but I did think about what I should expect to see and … Read more

Flying With a Baby: A Tired Dad’s Best Tips

Tips for Flying with a baby

We recently took our first flight with our son. So take these tips as tips for flying with a baby from a tired dad who nervously thought through every scenario he could think of.  We thought of most things we needed and there’s a few things I would and wouldn’t do again.  Those tips and … Read more

How to Prepare for Birth as a New Dad

How to Prepare for Birth as a New Dad

When my wife and I got pregnant with our son, I knew very little about how to prepare for birth as a new dad.   I didn’t know how long labor and delivery could take, what to bring with you, or when to go to the hospital. Or lots of other things. All I knew was … Read more

Dude Wipes Review and Guide (From a Smelly Guy)

I’m not a ridiculously smelly guy that never smells fresh. I did manage to marry out of my league, so I smell decent sometimes (or at least used to). But it’s somewhat frequent now that I finish a work-from-home Zoom meeting and as my mom used to put it, I “don’t smell like roses”. So … Read more

Ubbi Diaper Pail Ultimate Overview

Hey, rational parent. I bet you’re like me and you’d prefer to see, smell, and hear your child’s bowel movements as little as possible. So you’d also like to know what sized bags fit the Ubbi, how to keep it from smelling, and other important smell-containing topics. I’ve seen the Ubbi rated as the best … Read more

Hushh Sound Machine Volume and Decibel Guide

Thank goodness for the sweet sleep and relief that comes from the Hushh sound machine decibels filling your baby’s room. I hope your newborn enjoys the Hushh as much as mine does (and as much as I do – it actually puts me to sleep).  I tested the Hushh and its decibels to make sure … Read more