Category: parenting

Euro Formulas: Worth It?

Euro Formulas: Worth It?

"If I have to feed formula, at least it should be the best formula, right? My friend used European formula, and her baby thrived on it. Should I do th ...

Finding Licensed Home Daycare

For my younger kiddo I decided to expand my search for childcare to include in-home daycares. This post is fairly Washington State specific but it's ...

Educational Apps

Screen time limits are out the window for most pandemic families. Most of the good apps require purchasing to get rid of the ads. Ads are pretty ...
TV Teletherapy

TV Teletherapy

There are loads of high quality kids shows that can make it easier to handle specific situations. Like bibliotherapy, but TV! Episodes and Links b ...
Dr Dad’s Tips for Doctor’s Visits

Dr Dad’s Tips for Doctor’s Visits

Take photos. Take photos of your baby on the scale – now you’ve got the date (in the timestamp information) and the weight. Plus a cute picture o ...
Dr Dad’s Tips for Oral Medication

Dr Dad’s Tips for Oral Medication

Medication Tips If your kiddo is getting oral medication, get lots of syringes. The pharmacy might only include one in the bag but will happily gi ...

FDA Regulation of Infant Formula, or, why are people recommending toddler formula for my infant

For a long time I've been referring to infant formulas as "FDA approved" or "not FDA approved." Turns out that's not a thing. It also makes it all ...
Adages Explained: Never Wake a Sleeping Baby

Adages Explained: Never Wake a Sleeping Baby

Should you, or should you not, ever wake a sleeping baby? It depends. For the first few days, before babies are in a 'fed' state, they tend tow ...

Non-Terrible TV

Big reveal! I let my kid watch TV. In doing so I can sometimes use the bathroom alone, I can get his teeth brushed (which is important for all kids, b ...
Solo Parent Travel

Solo Parent Travel

Dear Dr Dad, I'm traveling alone with my 16-mo next week and I'm so nervous! Any tips?   Why yes, I have over thought this, I'm so glad you ...