Brass Tacks: Chewed Food

Sometimes small humans like the taste of foods but they don’t trust the texture. For example, toddler sized O loved carrot sticks. He loved the flavour BUT he didn’t like how they don’t dissolve once chewed down. He considered those tiny chewed bits a choking hazard. What does anyone do when they fear chocking on…

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Brass Tacks: Puke Hugs

They will vomit on you. I’m sorry. I really am, but…it’s true. They’ll get sick. Some very little, some a lot. And when they do the only person on this planet they’ll want is you. That’s right. YOU! Because they don’t know what sick is and that makes them scared, and they just want to…

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Brass Tacks Milestones: Talking

THE RAMBLING OF A SPIRITED 7 YEAR OLD (who thinks he’s on The Truman Show but if The Truman Show aired on YouTube and was about Minecraft….) A billion parenting books with all of the milestones laid out. You can sign up for e-mails that update you too. In the early days there’s a constant…

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Brass Tacks Milestones: Arm Control

PUSHING/ARM CONTROL Why is this a real milestone you may be asking? Do you even newborn bro, I may ask in return. Honestly though, if you are in the throes of dressing incredibly petite humans, you know very well by now that they are useless in this department. They do not help. It’s like trying…

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Brass Tacks: Dagger Nails

DAGGER NAILS The books will cover this to an extent. They let you know that mitts are good for newborns so that they don’t scratch up their tiny faces. They give you tips on when and how to trim the tiniest of nails. What they leave out is that no matter how hard you try…

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Brass Tacks: Headbutt Yo’ Teeth

Look, I read the books too. The What To Do’s, the What Not To Do’s, the User Manuals. They had a lot of great advice. They answered many important questions about building your babe, about labour and delivery. Some answered questions about what happens after, the feeding, the sleeping, the fevers, the teething. That’s pretty…

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