I first read Calgary Daddy’s blog when he wrote about his newborn son’s first bath. The photos were adorable and it brought me right back to when Baby was given her first bath. When I read another parent’s blog, I feel connected to someone sharing the same day-to-day challenges and triumphs with children. Isn’t that what blogging is really all about? Making a connection?
I am very excited to introduce our first Dad-to-be featured in Graco’s monthly blogger spotlight series! Here are some questions I asked Shane at Calgary Daddy. Be sure to check out his blog & follow CalgaryDaddy on twitter.
1. When & why did you start blogging?
I started calgarydaddy.com in November 2009, just 6 weeks before Kyron was born. I thought it would be fun to share some of my journey with everyone, as it seems there are not as many dad bloggers out there.
I also find that blogging allows us to share video and pictures with our family and friends that live in other cities. I really do enjoy blogging and love the feedback I get from my readers.
2. What is your favorite part of the day with your child?
This is easy! My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning! I usually get up with Kyron and allow mom to sleep in. Seeing his big smile and laugh the first time he sees me in the morning is priceless. I look forward to it every single day.
3. What is your favorite part about being a dad?
My favorite part is seeing Kyron grow. I often daydream about who he is going to be when he grows up and what he will be like. It’s a big responsibility, but I love the fact that we are helping to shape his life.
4. Is there any advice that you can offer to new Dads?
Best Advice…. Just Relax! I found that the first few weeks that I was so worried about how I was doing. Was I doing this right? Did I do that right? It is a learning process…so just breathe!
Another piece of advice…help Mom as much as you can. Allow her to sleep/rest as much as she can. It really is a 24/7 job for mom, so make sure she gets a break.
5. What is your favorite Graco product?
We actually have a lot of Graco products. My favorite is probably the imonitor™ Video Baby Monitor! This video monitor allows us to actually see into his crib, even when the room is dark.
Do you have a favorite blogger you want to see here on the Graco Blog? Let us know, and they might be featured in next month’s Monthly Blogger Spotlight!