Bottle feeding

A cool dad knows when to step in and help out when it comes to feeding time. Up until now mum has probably been breastfeeding which can be a win-win for the baby and dad because it is a more natural approach and also less work for you. When your child is ready however, bottle […]

Bikes, trikes and other toys with wheels

Now this is where a cool dad starts to shine… your child is starting to get more physically active and is looking for a playmate to go and ride their new toy. This is a great time to pull out the old skateboard/bike from the garage and take them down the park. You may start […]

Baby carriers

This may seem obvious but there are a few to choose from… oh and I’m talking about those things that strap around your chest so your child is strapped to you, Baby Bjorn is one of the originals, but there are others out there like Belle which do the same thing. The good quality brands […]

Electronic devices

I’m talking about an iPad or something similar. If you’re not a dad yet and you frown when see those kids with their iPads and what looks like their parents ignoring them and you tell yourself you’ll never do that, well have another think about it when you are a dad. I do suggest using […]

Carry bags

How often have you seen the family walking down to the beach with the dad trailing behind with all the gear pile up on top of him like a pack mule. Let’s face it… it will be you that will carry most of the load so you may as well be prepared. Your wife/partner might […]

Prams

There is a myriad of options available to you and shopping for prams can do your head in, but you will need one. You need to think about what you will need it for because there are different prams for different purposes – that might seem obvious, but there’s no point getting a massive beast […]

Playgrounds and coffee

Playgrounds are great for kids aged between about 18 months – 10 years old and the perfect spot for a playground is right next to a cafe so you can grab a coffee while the kids run around. Click here for a list of cafes in Melbourne that are also good for kids.

The modern day dad

This BBC documentary reveals that on average, dads in the 1970s spent 15 minutes a day with their kids, whereas now, it is about 2 hours a day. Are you a Dagwood Bumstead or a Caregiver? Have a read of this if you’re unsure.

5 ways to catch up on sleep

If you are one of the lucky ones, your children may sleep through the night 7pm-7am, but if you’re like the rest of us you are probably not getting enough quality sleep. The opportunities to sleep are few and far between because you’re most likely at work or spending time with the kids when you’re […]

Shopping centres

  When you’ve run out of ideas, try taking them to the toy section of a department store and let them loose. It will buy you some time to think.

Pram bike

You may have noticed that it’s not a dad riding that bike.¬† I think if it was, the bike might have a few modifications made to it. For instance, I think¬† a bull bar would be handy because it doesn’t look that safe for the child and you never know when a bull might run […]

Product Review: Topeak bike child seat

Now if you like getting around on a pushbike and your child is getting close to the 12 months mark then you can start checking out bike seats for connecting to your bike. There are various types: the traditional style on the back of the bike like this Topeak one, or alternatively a seat that […]