Child-humor cartographers and heads behind How To Be A Dad, Andy Herald and Charlie Capen, made co-sleeping official with their book The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions: Survival Tips for Co-Sleeping Parents. In it, we get 30 diagrams of possible nighttime positions you’ll find your baby in.
If you’re not already familiar with How To Be a Dad, just head on over there and check it out. It’s okay, we’ll wait.
When we last checked in with dad blogger Mike Adamick, he was making a crab cam with his daughter. That wasn’t the only trick up Adamick’s sleeve, and the proof is his new book, Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Superhero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws, 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Families.
Try to say that three times fast. Preferably while making your child a duct tape crayon wallet.
In our series Old Games for New Kids, we suggest a great past-generation game to play with your new-generation children.
Katamari Damacy (2003)
by Namco – PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Vita, Xbox 360
(Okay, I realize this series is about “old” games and I’m talking about a series that’s available on all of the current systems. But since this franchise reaches back to the PlayStation 2, it’s fair to say that you’d be “old school” enough to yank the ol’ PS2 out of your closet and set it up in your kid’s room.)
If you yourself have never played the Katamari Damacy series, you’re missing out on a real treat. In every game in the series, you play the Prince, whose father is the King of All Cosmos – a foppishly dressed dude in charge of making stars. So, he has you, a little green prince, roll a ball around, picking stuff up (which you use to make stars…don’t ask). Literally, that’s the whole game! But whereas you start in small areas like a bedroom, picking up paperclips and candy, you later find yourself outside, rolling up whole buildings and oil tankers. As your ball gets bigger in a given level, you’re able to access more areas. The bigger your ball of stuff when the timer hits zero, the more pleased your dad-king is. And if you roll up hidden items in the level, you get extra royal rainbows!
United Kingdom dadvocacy group Fathers 4 Justice invite you to dress like Batman between now and Father’s Day – June 16.
Every week between now and Father’s Day, Fathers 4 Justice will be giving away t-shirts to the best photos of people dressed like Batman and submitted to the F4J website. It’s part of their Dress 4 Justice program supporting fathers across the United Kingdom.
While there’s long been talk of a woman’s pregnancy glow (despite the soon-to-be-mom often feeling the opposite), a recent study has found that new dads are total hotties, if only in their heads.
The research, from the Journal of Gender Studies, found that while new moms tend to have a lower perceived physical attractiveness, new dads get a boost. A sexy boost.
If you’re an active dad and looking to go hiking with your child, you know it’s a big possibility that they’ll run out of steam before you. That’s why Texas dads Erick Jansen and Nathan Jones invented the Freeloader. Finally, you can be your kid’s personal tauntaun!