Are Front Carriers Safe For Babies? From way out in left field, concerns are being raised about the safety of front carriers for babies. Dr. Amanda Kelly from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio sets the record straight. There is no medical evidence, at all, anywhere, that carrying a child in a front carrier increases their risk of hip dysplasia. The fear may be stemming from the fact that traditional Native American "cradleboards" did increase the risk of "developmental dysplasia of the hip" because of the way babies legs are forced together in those carriers. With front carriers, the hips are free to be in a natural and flexible position. There is also no evidence linking front carriers to any problems with genitalia or the spine. Be aware that there are still opponents to front carriers, even though there is zero medical evidence linking front carriers to hip problems. Slings are a different story. Warnings have been issued that improperly carrying a baby in a sling CAN cause their airway to become restricted. To avoid any tragedy in your family, please do your research. Find a carrier that's the right fit for you and your baby. If it's not comfortable to you, you simply won't use it. Baby Bjorn has many styles and sizes of carriers to fit every baby and parent. Special thanks to the Roundrock Express.Episode 872 is brought to you by Baby Bjorn and second installment of the Sane Parents Guide - Baby Movers. Download your copy from Amazon or Smashwords today!
Epidural for Labor and Birth - Episode 870Dr. Ari Brown gives us the 411 on epidurals with Dr. Steve Rutman, Chief of Anesthesiology at Seton Medical Center. Dr. Rutman does a demonstration the procedure and talks a bit about the risks myths regarding epidurals.
Episode 869 - The Fred Rogers CenterDaddy Clay chats with Michael Robb, Director of Education and Research at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media. The FRC helps parents and educators deal with their concerns about the rapid pace of technology change and media exposure for young children. They are working with the National Association for the Education of Young Children to develop healthy ways to integrate technology into the early learning environment. The center has resources for early learning educators, families, child care providers including their recently launched site called "The Early Learning Environment." This site encourages parents and educators to share media and technology based resources, videos, games, eBooks, and other interactive tools.The Fred Rogers Center is primarily focused on children from birth to age 5. They bring in experts from various tech-industry areas including research, policy, advocacy, and education, to help find ways to use technology to support early childhood development.
Daddy Clay talks to Beth Feldman, Founder and President of RoleMommy.com about a few "dad trends." Dads are becoming more involved with everything from the very beginning, including doctors appointments and even baby showers. A Dadchelor party is a get together for new Dads that is essentially, diapers for beer. Guest bring diapers and beer is served while you watch movies or maybe the game. At a Dadchelor party, baby kegger, ok, strippers, not ok. (Trust us on this one.) Another great idea for new Dads is to take the Mom-to-be on a "Babymoon" where she gets pampered and can relax. Well, relax as much as one can when building a human. Episode 868
Motorola - The Best Place to Snuggle with MomMore interviews with the DadLabs kiddos! This time about the best time and place to snuggle with Mom. All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 16th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 863 is brought to you by Motorola.
Motorola - It Cracks Me Up When Mom...More Mother's Day fun with the DadLabs munchkins! This time we find out what makes them laugh. The DadLabs Moms apparently can't sing, dance, or tell jokes very well. All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 9th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 865 is brought to you by Motorola.
Motorola - A Song For Mom on Mother's DayMore Mother's Day fun with the DadLabs kiddos! This time we put them on the spot to sing a song for Mom! All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 9th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 864 is brought to you by Motorola.
Motorola - The Best Place to Snuggle with MomMore interviews with the DadLabs kiddos! This time about the best time and place to snuggle with Mom. All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 9th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 863 is brought to you by Motorola.
Motorola - What Would You Get Mom For BreakfastDaddy Brad talks to the DadLabs progeny about what they would make their Moms for a Mother's Day breakfast. All interviews are shot using a Motorola Droid Razr. For your chance to win a Droid Razr, be sure to watch Good News Dad News on May 9th at 3pm EST on the DadLabs Ustream channel. Episode 862 is brought to you by Motorola.
Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay talk to Daddy Danny about the delivery of his son. Danny recounts the 30 hours of labor and their busted birthing plan. In the end, everything comes out fine and Danny and Miranda are the proud parents of a whopping 10 pound baby boy. Congratulations you two!
LG took Daddy Brad to the Final Four NCAA basketball tournament and gave them some products to use for the weekend, including an HD Nitro phone with a HD screen and an 8MP camera. They also checked out the Cinema 3D Smart HD TV. Crisp clear 3D imaging and the capability to turn 2D broadcasts into 3D, very cool. Huge thanks to LG for the trip! Check out the blog at Dadlabs.com for info on how you can win a 55" Cinema 3D Smart TV of your very own. Episode 860 is brought to you by LG. Life's good.
Fun Activities For Your Kids - BabbaBox Review.Daddy Brad reviews the Babba Box from Babbaco.com. It's a box full of fun and creative activities to do with your kids. Everything you need to do the themed activity is IN the box. Including simple directions, so you can spend time doing the activities, not looking for supplies. There are various activities for different age kids as well. "Create. Explore. Story Tell. Connect." For more information please visit BabbaCo.com. Episode 858.
Expecting 411 - Dr. Ari Brown introduces Tracey Liberman from Kula Yoga. Tracey works with Miranda and they demonstrate several yoga positions for moms-to-be. Prenatal yoga can help reduce common problems of pregnancy like sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain. Episode #858 - Prenatal Yoga Positions
Daddy Clay talks with Jennifer Jolly, tech & lifestyle editor of the largest tech website for women, tecca.com. Parents today have one of the greatest tools for assisting in raising a family, the internet. Websites like Nextdoor help tap into the original social network, your neighbors. Unlike other sites, Nextdoor is only for people who actually live in your area. Studies have shown that when neighbors are interacting with each other the areas have lower crime rates. Other benefits are lower costs from ride sharing, service referrals, as well as the piece of mind from knowing your neighbors are looking out for the general well being of the neighborhood. Another helpful site for parents is UrbanSitter, which shows ratings, schedule availability, and referrals for local babysitters. Jennifer points out that it is still important to apply common sense and your own comfort level when using these sites, but sees that there is more and more usability and security with them. If a social network or app can help you as a parent, then why not use it? For expecting or new parents, the first installment of the Sane Parents Guide can help you prepare your home for the little one. Download a copy at Amazon or Smashwords. We appreciate your support and thanks for watching! Episode #857 - Trends in Hyperlocal Applications and Technology
Is Your Baby Worth Its Weight In Gold? - What about cash? Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay do some math to get the answer. They share some tips from the new DadLabs eBook series, Sane Parents Guide. Tips that will help new parents save money and keep their baby safer. The first Sane Parents Guide is available at Amazon and Smashwords. Download a copy today! Episode 856 is brought to you by BabyBjorn.
Social Media and the Nissan 370Z - Erich Marx, Nissan's Director of Social Media & Interactive Marketing talks about ProjectZ and Nissan's commitment to fans by way of social media. ProjectZ is a 10 week program running on the Nissan Performance Facebook page culminating with the creation of the ultimate "Street Z" with features and accessories chosen by the fans. There is a passionate fanbase and Nissan is dedicated to not just using social media as a marketing tool, but to build relationships with those customers.Episode 855 is brought to you by Nissan.
Daddy Clay brings you Richard Ash, Nissan's Marketing Manager to talk about the features of the Nissan Pathfinder Concept. The Pathfinder Concept retains the 4x4 and towing capabilities of previous versions, but adds a premium interior and advance technology to this 3-row 7 passenger SUV. On particularly family friendly feature is 3rd row accessibility. The middle row seats will tilt in a way that doesn't require the removal of a child car seat in order to access the 3rd row. Join us in the forums at DadLabs . com and tell us what you think of the new Nissan Pathfinder Concept. Episode 854 is brought to you by Nissan.
Episode 853 is brought to you by BabyBjorn. Diaper Pail Sniff TestDaddy Clay and Daddy Brad put 3 diaper pails to the ultimate test, diapers filled with chicken blood catfish bait. After leaving them in a hot garage to really get the fumes rolling, each pail was set in a separate room of Daddy Brad's house, and the testing began. Tests included room level (as you walk in the room), a quick open and shut (what amount of smell is released), and finally, a full open test. Tested pails are the Diaper Genie Elite, Munckin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, and the Dekor Plus Diaper Disposal System. Check out the vid to see which pail really holds back the stank, and to hear Daddy Clay say, "Sphincter."
How to Choose the Best Maternity Belly Belt. Expecting 411 - Dr. Ari Brown brings in childbirth educator and doula, Shelley Scotka from St. David's Medical Center to take a quick look at the benefits of maternity belly belts. When fit properly, a belly belt will help support the weight of a growing pregnancy to help alleviate lower back pain. These belts allow Moms to stay more active during pregnancy in regards to mobility and exercise, and also can help with recovery after giving birth.