Daddy Nickell

Robert Nickell, aka Daddy Nickell, father of 6, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of, delivery room duds and daddy gear for dads, and the blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective.

Waiting in Line? No Problem

Long lines and toddlers seem to go together like eggs and ice cream. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. Here are a few tips I’ve learned throughout the years that make waiting in a long line fun for both you and your kids. A Bag of Tricks: I’ve learned to keep a few fun items in my pocket or backpack at all times. They have become my go-to objects when both my children and I have had about enough. A small pack of crayons and a...

December 19, 2011 Read Blog

Allow me to introduce myself…

Hello, My name is Debbie. I am a mother of three beautiful little girls, 11 year old twins and a 12 year old. Sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back 11 years when I had three children under 18 months. If I had only known then what I know now. Life seemed to be so hectic. There was always someone to care for and very little time to enjoy anything. With three small babies and a husband who worked incredible hours (which seems to be the...

December 16, 2011 Read Blog

Tis the Season…Bah Humbug!

Growing up I always loved this time of year. I remember waking up Christmas morning to see foot and hoof prints in the backyard that my father painstakingly pressed perfectly into the snow. We didn’t have a fireplace so Santa came in the sliding glass door. I remember my advent calendar and it wasn’t a chocolate one, it was one that you can fill yourself, man I got some pretty cool stuff in there! We didn’t really have a ton of...

December 16, 2011 Read Blog

CelebrityBabyScoop Chats with Annabeth Gish: Balancing Career & Motherhood Is A “Constant Juggling Act”

Annabeth Gish has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of 13 in classic shows such as The X-Files, Mystic Pizza and Brotherhood. And not to mention her latest hit TV series, Pretty Little Liars. The 40-year-old actress is lighting up the small screen alongside Pierce Brosnan in A&E's four-hour miniseries, Bag of Bones, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel. In an interview, the mother-of-two - who plays Brosnan's wife,...

December 15, 2011 Read Blog

Did Santa ever skip your house?

Last night my daughter had a colossal tantrum. My mom was meant to come and take both her and her brother out for dinner but because my daughter was misbehaving, crying and shouting for the better part of an hour, I made her stay home. That’s right. I’m a believer that if you don’t follow through on your threats, what good are they? My daughter was upset that she didn’t get to go play in the jungle gym after we picked her up at...

December 14, 2011 Read Blog

Q & A: Waking up too early

Hi Rosemary! I saw your new blog on Oh Baby and thought I'd see what you think! I have an 18 month old who has never been a great sleeper. He goes down REALLY well - we never have battles at bedtime and he's generally in bed and asleep by about 7pm.  The troubles have always been his wake-up time, which range from 4am-6am.  Half the time he wakes up and he's soaked through his diaper, the other times he's just awake. Sometimes we can get...

December 14, 2011 Read Blog

Shameless Recommendations – Five baby gear items which GROW with your baby

Disclaimer: These shameless recommendations are shared by one parent (me) to another (you). These items are baby gear that I (the recommending parent) have tried hands-on (without payment nor gifts of cake). Through real experience, I can vouch they are multi-purpose and pretty great. Go-Pod by Kidco. This portable activity centre adjust to 3 heights so it can rise as your baby grows. Light and compact the Go-Pod can go on vacation, to the...

December 14, 2011 Read Blog

BC Shines When it Comes to Family Skiing

Way back when, a friend of mine named Tim chillingly foretold the future when he said, "never confuse 'skiing with your kids,' with 'going skiing'". I'd borne witness to more than one toddler meltdown in the parking lot or at ski school to know that it was true. And as an expectant father, I chalked it up to yet another thing that would "never be the same" once we had kids. That seems like a lifetime ago. Now, with our son and daughter - ages...

December 13, 2011 Read Blog

Puree Recipes

beef, squash, and tomato purée The sweet squash and tomatoes here help to make the flavour of beef more palatable for fussy babies. As your baby gets older, the cooked beef can be mashed into the squash and tomatoes, and served with small pasta shapes. 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes 1 tsp olive oil 115g (4oz) ground round (about 1/2 cup) 1/4 small butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and grated 2/3 cup vegetable stock, or water 1. Cut...

December 12, 2011 Read Blog

WAAAAHHHHHy Won’t My Baby Stop Crying?!

What is Colic? Colic is described as an unexplained, extreme fussiness, not related to eating, that occurs within the first 3 months of life. Typically, it begins at about 2-3 weeks of age and gradually declines by the third month. Episodes are more common in the late afternoon and evening hours. Colic is known to occur in 20-30% of infants and can be quite distressing for new parents. Common characteristics: -sudden onset of intense...

December 12, 2011 Read Blog

First Meals

Part of the family While many of the foods you offer your family may be a little heavy-going for your young baby, there is no reason why you can’t involve him in family meals, and purée some of the elements of every meal you prepare. Babies love to feel part of the crowd, and will enjoy eating the same food as everyone else. Q My baby keeps reaching for food from my own plate; should I let her try? A There is no reason that your baby...

December 12, 2011 Read Blog

Where Does Love Come From

Where Does Love Come From reveals the sweetly simple truth about love through a collection of questions that explain the complicated emotion in a fun, entertaining way that children can easily understand.

December 12, 2011 Read Blog

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