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.

How to Spot Signs of Stress in Children

Today’s youth are bombarded with a multitude of stressors—a great deal more than we ever faced as kids.  There’s societal stress, the burden of homework and school performance, peer pressure and bullying and the demand of extra-curricular activities. These factors can all trigger anxiety and stress in children. Daddy Nickell shares some insight on how to spot signs of stress in your kids: 1. Watch your child’s behavior and be...

February 28, 2013 Read Blog

Are they the boss of you? Find out!

We all know we’re really supposed to be the boss of our children, but in this generation of “Helicopter Parents” and overscheduled and pampered children are you truly running the show? Take this short quiz to find out who the boss in your house really is. When your 12 year old child has a hockey tournament scheduled on exactly the same weekend as your six-years-in-the-making Girls Getaway do you:a. Delete the email and disable the...

February 27, 2013 Read Blog

Courage & Fear

How much courage does one need to decide to have a child? Why should one have a baby? What’s the point in bringing a child to this crazy, violent, hostile world? Really, why should one even consider all the trouble around having the risk to love someone like it hurts, more than you ever thought you could bear (I heard it’s something like that), and know that this will be the most important dimension of your life ‘til the day you die?...

February 26, 2013 Read Blog

Celebrity Parents Attend th Academy Awards

Call the ‘sitter, it’s Hollywood’s biggest night out! Some of our favorite celebrity parents attended the 2013 Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 24). From mom-of-three Reese Witherspoon , to power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, to parents-to-be Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, let’s look at the best – and worst – dressed of the evening. Parents-to-be Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum rocked...

February 26, 2013 Read Blog

Summer Camp Experience for Little Kids: Choosing a Camp for Young Children

It is possible to find a camp for your young child, which suits their needs, based on the interests and the activities they enjoy. Whether your child goes to camp for the day or overnight you want to make sure they have fun! First determine if your child is even ready for camp, either day or overnight—especially if this is their first taste away from home. Get advice with the five steps to finding the best camp. Day camps are especially...

February 25, 2013 Read Blog

Miscarriage: Feeling Whole Again

I should have expected that it would happen. My group of girlfriends and I all got married within two years of each other. Almost immediately following the vows came the question “So, when are you planning on having kids?” So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when my best friend announced to me on my 30th Birthday that she was expecting her first baby in the summer. All it took was one to get the ball rolling. Within 12 weeks my next...

February 22, 2013 Read Blog

10 Celebrities Who Used Surrogates

Not everyone can conceive a baby, which makes the option of surrogacy so rewarding. CelebrityBabyScoop is taking a look at 10 celebrities who have used a surrogate mother to expand their families. From Elton John, to Nicole Kidman, to Giuliana Rancic, to Sarah Jessica Parker, let’s hear how gestational carriers have helped change the lives of some high-profile families. ◦   Elton John: Sir Elton John and David...

February 22, 2013 Read Blog

Ways to Live Happily With Your Neat & Not-So-Neat Kids

Face it, sometimes we have a child that’s a neat freak and sometimes we have the absolute opposite.  As a parent, it’s our job to figure out how it will flow so that everyone involved is happy (that means you and your children). If your kids share a room, you need to find a way for them to cohabitate peacefully.  Here are a few ideas on making this happen in your family. Try to give each child their own space. The messy child...

February 21, 2013 Read Blog

Tips for crossing time zones

Crossing time zones with little ones can be daunting. Here are some tips that are guaranteed to help: Don’t stray from regular routines — babies are creatures of habit and are comforted by routine. They like to know what's coming next. If you normally read them "Goodnight Moon" before bed, continue to do so on your trip. Try to fly at night for long flights. This way your baby can sleep on the plane, and when you arrive in the morning...

February 20, 2013 Read Blog

Why I decided to take the plunge

So it’s finally happened, I have hired myself a cleaning lady. Yes it’s expensive, but you know what? M isn’t in preschool anymore so we’re saving money that way and this is the only time I will be off like this with both of them. When will the next time be? When I retire? I’m not about to spend the next 11 months cleaning two plus hours a day (outside of regular tidying up etc. we're not pigs lol). M goes to school in September,...

February 20, 2013 Read Blog

What’s for Dinner: Fish Fingers with Chunky Tartar Sauce

One of my favourite foods when I was a kid growing up in England was fish fingers with baked beans and mashed potatoes. Now, my kids love them but we usually just take them out of the freezer and toss them in the oven. Personally, I doubt that the frozen fish fingers actually have any fish in them so this recipe was great. I felt good about feeding these fish fingers to my kids, and (bonus) they loved them! This familiar family...

February 14, 2013 Read Blog

Stars Talk Romance & Valentine’s Day Plans

Love is in the air! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, CelebrityBabyScoop asked some of our favorite celebrity moms how they keep the romance alive in their relationships. From Brooke Burke-Charvet‘s scheduled date nights, to Soleil Moon Frye‘s gadget-free time, to Eden Riegel‘s Valentine’s Day plans, read about how the stars keep the flame burning. ◦   Sheila Kelley: Author and actress Sheila Kelley is bringing sexy...

February 14, 2013 Read Blog

Become an
Baby Care Tips Member

for exclusive contests, articles and promotions!

Baby Care & Parents Information - Oh Baby! Magazine Canada