The Parenting How-Tos You Never Thought You’d Need – Episode 1: The Great Crib Escape

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We’ve talked about it for a while and teased you enough. Without further ado, we reveal the debut of The Parenting How-Tos You Never Thought You’d Need. Episode one features Nick getting in–and out–of the crib.

If you’ve ever had a screaming baby that you just couldn’t soothe, this is for you. We at the Poppin’ Bottles Dad-Cast take you through a step-by-step on sleeping–and escaping from–your child’s crib. The Great Crib Escape, ladies and gentlemen.

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Big Girl Bed or Bust? When’s the Right Time to Switch From a Crib

Big girl bed or crib for this little cuddle-monkey?

Big girl bed or crib for this little cuddle-monkey?

Two of the best parts of my days are when Sophia goes to sleep and when she wakes up in the morning. Every morning while I’m getting ready for work, she wakes up and I hear through her door “Daddy! Come HERE!!” over and over until I walk in to pick her up and out of her crib. At night, I generally carry her to bed, with her head laying on my shoulder. Followed by a hug and a kiss and down into the crib she goes. It’s those little moments that make life as a parent pretty great. But, we now face ourselves with the decision of whether it’s time for the crib to go and move to the toddler bed. Continue reading