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.

It’s Back to School Time

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end, and the first day of school seems closer than ever. I’m here to let you know there are things you can do now, prior to the first day of school, that’ll help your child be more prepared for the new school year. Routine: Summer fun can lead to hectic schedules, but it’s important to ease kids back into a more stable routine prior to the first day of school. A week or two before...

August 14, 2014 Read Blog


Cottaging is something I've grown up with. I've been fortunate to have a family cottage my entire life. We would spend weeks, weekends, basically any free time we had between time at our cottage or out on our boat. It was an amazing childhood. Now that I'm a mom and have kids of my own this tradition is something that I want to pass on and share with them. I plan to spend many days up at my family cottage, land locked with nature, swimming...

August 13, 2014 Read Blog

Go Camping: Healthy Eating and Decadent Desserts!

I just returned from what was one of the wettest camping trips ever. It wasn’t a sleep-in-the-van-overnight “oops the tent REALLY leaks” wet like we experienced on our 2012 camping adventure but it did rain for a full 15 hours during the day on this trip. And we were with seven families and 18 kids. Ice cream and wine got us through. Rain aside, this camping trip got me thinking about how we tend to pack for camping and eating out of a...

August 12, 2014 Read Blog

How much formula do I feed my baby?

Being a new parent can be overwhelming. One of the biggest concerns when you have a newborn is making sure they are getting enough milk. When you’re breastfeeding it’s convenient to feed on demand. While you can’t see how much milk your baby is actually consuming. Formula feeding is another story. You should feed your baby between 150ml (5 oz) and 200ml (6.7 oz) per kilogram (2 lbs) of their body weight every day. As an example, if...

August 11, 2014 Read Blog

Alison Sweeney: It’s Important To Be a Good Role Model For My Kids

The Biggest Loser hostAlison Sweeney recently spoke with Celebrity Baby Scoop about her newest novel, getting a good night’s sleep, fitness routine, and summertime with her two children, Ben and Megan. CBS: Health and fitness is on everyone’s mind these days. What tips have you learned for maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle from your time on The Biggest Loser? AS: “The main thing I’ve adopted is the importance of making it...

August 8, 2014 Read Blog

Creating Healthy Family Traditions

One of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy family lifestyle is to create family traditions. What kind of healthy family traditions does your family consider important?  Do you play a sport together, swim or make healthy dinners as a team?  Now is a great time to start incorporating healthy activities into your own family.  I guarantee your kids will be game as long as you’re doing it together.  And as your children...

August 7, 2014 Read Blog

Hair Dreams

I used to dream of pigtails. Pigtails wrapped in ribbons, ribbons that matched dresses and pretty little shoes. There was a time that I dreamed of braids. I pictured a little girl with braids wrapping the side of her head. Big eyes, a beautiful smile and little ribbon tipped braids wrapping right around her little head. Reality consists of the big eyes and the beautiful smile but something is missing. No ribbons. No pigtails. No braids. I...

August 6, 2014 Read Blog


1. Welcome Toopy and Binoo! This is your second visit to Toronto – what are you most excited to see? Binoo and I are excited to go on the ferry ride! We’ll go back and forth and back and forth and back and forth, and maybe we’ll have a picnic! 2. Your fans are excitedly anticipating your visit to their city. What would you like to say to them? Binoo and I can’t wait to see you - fabulous, fabulous you! And wherever you’re...

August 6, 2014 Read Blog

I’m a yeller

I’m a yeller. I yell. I grew up in a boisterous Greek home where high volume meant excitement. It also meant trouble or sadness. Because of this, I go from zero to yelling really fast. It’s not my best feature. I have a three and a half year old boy the size of a six year old who’s boisterous. He likes sports, video games and movies. He yells. Because of this, we yell a lot at each other. Mostly out of excitement, but sometimes out of...

August 5, 2014 Read Blog

Ingenuity Baby Base 2-in-1™

Sitting up means baby can engage more in playtime, join you at the dinner table and take in a whole new view of the world.  Baby Base 2-in-1™ provides the support that allows babies to sit up.  With 2 modes of use, Baby Base 2-in-1 is designed for use on the floor or it can attach safely to a dining chair for use as a booster seat - making it perfect for playtime, dinner time or travel. And there is a 3-point harness for safety.  Baby Base...

August 4, 2014 Read Blog

Bright Starts™ Giggling Gourmet™ 4-in-1 Shop ‘n Cook Walker™

This grow-with-me toy gives baby endless hours of playtime with a shopping cart that’s loaded with activities! The 4-in-1 Shop 'n Cook Walker™ from Bright Starts™ Giggling Gourmet™ Collection entertains baby with 4 stages of play: the cook top is removable for sit and play; the cart legs lock in place so the cook top becomes a stationary activity table; when baby begins to toddle, the wide, sturdy legs are perfect for learning to walk -...

August 1, 2014 Read Blog

Ingenuity™ Trio 3-in1 Deluxe High Chair™

The Trio 3-in-1 Deluxe High Chair™ from Ingenuity™ is three great seats in one! This amazing high chair provides three different seating modes to grow with your baby from infant to toddler: a full-size high chair, a booster seat and a toddler chair - this is one chair that will grow with your family. Using the booster and toddler chair modes, Trio can even accommodate two children at the same time! The dishwasher-safe, removable tray has 4...

August 1, 2014 Read Blog

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