Knowledge, Emergency Procedures and Safety
So yesterday my wife watched a bunch of videos on how to do stuff once our little girl gets here. For instance, how to change a diaper, how to burp a baby, etc. Some of it I am familiar with but hey when it’s your child you need to be an expert. I realized that I need to get cracking and up my knowledge.
I have changed one diaper in my life, my nephew’s, and it was stinky. At the time he wasn’t a newborn and is currently 9 years old so its been a while. Plus I don’t even remember the brand of diaper. Does each diaper brand have a different style (odds are they are all pretty similar but who’s taking chances).
So here is a video from the experts over at babycenter.com. Have a look, I’ll watch too…
Okay that was pretty informative and I learned a new trick or two. Gonna bookmark that bad boy to a new folder in my browser. (BTW probably a good idea to start a knowledge folder in your browser bookmark. I have mine in the bookmark bar in the Family Folder).
But we are stockpiling Pampers Swaddlers so maybe I’ll head on over to see if they have anything different to say on the subject.
Hold the phone. I got sidetracked into reading about poo. Man there is so much to learn. I gotta set some better goals. But first back to task…After some clicking found their video. Not much different from the babycenter.com folks but reinforcing knowledge is a good thing. Nothing on the specific type of diaper we’re gonna use but it seems like they are all the same. One last place to check. The folks over at Huggies don’t have a video but some good articles that confirm what I already have learned.
As I stated before there is a lot of stuff out there to know so I had better set some better and more comprehensive goals.
Knowledge and where to go find it.
While the internet is a great source of knowledge you have to be careful about where you go and what advice you get. Baby sites, baby forums, and searches might garner conflicting information. It’s hard to know if the person on the other end of that post online is like you and shares your same beliefs, child raising philosophy, etc. We are taking the time to read and sort it all out. Additionally, we are soliciting and receiving advice from friends, family, and co-workers. A lot of stuff to go through but we have the time now to research and decide the path we are going to walk.
Three books I am in the course of reading that we have found useful and in line with our beliefs are as follows. I offer them as resources. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether or how to follow their guidance and what modifications you want to make.
Brain Rules for Baby by Dr. John Medina
On Becoming Baby Wise by Dr. Robert Buckram and Gary Ezzo
Love and Logic Series by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD, Foster Cline, MD