Just for Dads

15 Ways to Engage with Your Baby

Monday, March 13, 2017 By Nina Spears
things to do with your baby

Life with a newborn is an adjustment. It’s exhausting, repetitive and at times overwhelming, but it is also absolutely wonderful. Your days pretty much consist of changing diapers, feeding baby, soothing baby, bathing baby and putting baby to sleep. But once babies get a little older they start staying awake a little longer. Parents then begin to wonder what they should do with their babies. It’s not like they can move around, play or babble or laugh with you. What are some things that you can do with your new baby? Here are 15 different great ways to engage with your baby. 1. Babywearing There…


How To Do Infant Massage

Friday, February 24, 2017 By Nina Spears
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The power of touch is profound. It can strengthen connections, heal, communicate, influence, and soothe when done lovingly. Our skin is our largest organ and it is the pathway for touch–one of our most powerful and important functions. For long-term wellbeing, touch is as important as food and security. It is such a powerful means of communication and is the first sense that we develop and the first language we learn. Done appropriately, massage has a profound capacity to nurture our relationships and our overall well-being. This is why massage–whether performed on adults or babies–has incredible results. Infant Massage As I was completing my birth doula and postpartum doula certifications,…


12 Push Presents Every Mom Will Love

Friday, January 20, 2017 By Shana Tibi
We're sharing 12 great push present ideas that you can get your partner, baby chick

It was about a week after the birth of our son, while I was sitting in my tiny apartment crying from a combination of happiness, exhaustion, emotional TV commercials, and the pile of laundry on the couch when my husband walked over with a box. “What’s this?” I asked. “Open it,” he said. “This is for you.” What happened next doesn’t really matter. At this point, I would have been touched if the box contained a bunch of tissues and an Advil. But I won’t forget the gift my husband gave me in the midst of an emotional, crazy time. I…


A Chick Guide to Father’s Day

Friday, June 3, 2016 By Jessica Tomes
father's day gift guide 2016

Father’s Day is fast approaching! I don’t know about you ladies, but five years and three baby girls later — I am still just as obsessed with my husband as I was the day I met him (if not more so). Watching him with our precious daughters is enough to make me weak in the knees. I fall in love with him all over again. So why not take the time to show our Baby Daddies just how much we appreciate them? Here’s a few Father’s Day gift ideas to show ‘em how much we care… For the Always-on-the-Go Dad:…


How Dads Can Help a New Mom

Thursday, October 22, 2015 By Nina Spears

Once a baby is born, many dads aren’t sure what they can do to help. To them, it seems like all the baby wants is mom and the boobs. Dads can feel overwhelmed and helpless and, honestly, clueless as to what they can do to pitch in and help mom and baby. You need to remember, he can’t read your mind so he doesn’t know what you need. This is why I have come up with a list of things that I have told my clients’ husbands/partners to do when they bring their newborn home. Some of these things are physical help,…


How to Properly Prepare Formula

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 By Nina Spears

Whether you have decided to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby, it’s always a good idea to know how to properly prepare formula. You never know if you will ever need to prepare a bottle for your baby. Even some breastfeeding moms have experienced a time when they needed to supplement and use a little formula. Unfortunately, many people do not prepare formula the proper way and that’s mainly because they just don’t know the correct way! Once you have spoken with your pediatrician and have chosen the right formula for your baby, it’s important to learn these steps to ensure proper nutrition…


A Reminder to Parents to Stop & Appreciate These Tender Moments

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 By Quinn Kelly

We lived in a fast-paced, competitive, information-overload world. Everywhere we look, there is a wealth of knowledge. On every subject you can imagine. Invitations for self-improvement in everything. Subtle messages to be the best. And that’s not just in the working world. It’s in the parenting world too. As a new parent. As a seasoned parent. As a working mom. As a stay-at-home-mom. It’s easy to feel distracted by the hundreds of things that seem like they HAVE to be at the top of your list. Sometimes it’s even distractions from things focused on making us better parents. Pinterest ideas…


A Thank You Letter to All Dads

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 By Nina Spears

Dads, one day a few years from now, your children will be able to express to you just how sincerely grateful they are for all that you have done and continue to do for them. One day they may write their own thank you note to you, but today I am writing a thank you note to all the great dads out there from us at Baby Chick™. Now that we are wrapping up the month of June, I wanted to end this month with a note of appreciation to all of you. A note that you can remember and appreciate now until Father’s…


Book Review: From Dude to Dad

Friday, June 26, 2015 By Nina Spears

In honor of Father’s Day this month, I wanted to read and review a book that was specially for dads. I’ve read many, many books about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, etc. written for women, but I’ve only read a couple of books that are for expecting and new dads. (To be honest, there aren’t very many out there.) Since I loved the diaper bag from Diaper Dude so much, (we did a giveaway of their bag and book earlier this month), I decided that their book “From Dude to Dad” by Chris Pegula would be the perfect first book to read and…


6 Ways to Include Men in Baby Showers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 By Quinn Kelly

6 Ways to Include Men in Baby Showers (And Make Them Want to Go to Every Shower From That Point On!) As women, we are wonderful at throwing baby showers or sprinkles for moms to celebrate their growing bellies and the life they are carrying inside of them. But often times we forget that many dads would like to celebrate too, but don’t feel it’s culturally acceptable (or manly) to get hyped up about their baby. So today, I wanted to share my favorite ideas for incorporating dads into baby celebrations. So that they can be a part of the…