How to Have a Baby Boy (What’s real & what’s not)

So you want to have a boy.

Like, really, really, really want to have a boy!

I don’t blame you. As a dad especially, there’s something really cool about the idea of having a son, a buddy, a dude-pal.

(I have a daughter and she is my world. But there’s always next time!)

The big question people seem to want to ask is how to have a boy, if it’s even possible to control, and what kinds of things you can try in order to conceive a baby boy.

There is a LOT of myth, urban legend, bad science, and misinformation around this topic.

So I’ve read pretty much everything that exists on the subject and have tried to distill it down for you.

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What Age Can Babies Use Metal Cutlery?

Mealtime with babies and toddlers is…

… an adventure.

There’s a lot going on. A lot of chaos.

Food is flying everywhere. Kids are yelling. Or singing. Or throwing things.

Sometimes their favorite cup is dirty. Sometimes you forgot to give them their juice.

And sometimes you’re out of plastic kid-friendly silverware.

If you’re like me in those situations, you might be wondering when it’s OK and what age babies can use metal cutlery (forks and spoons).

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How to Clean Every Kind of Baby Toy Explained

Baby toys have a rough life.

They get tossed around. Rolled around in the dust and dirt.

Drooled on. Stepped on. Thrown up on.

And no matter how dirty they get, babies want to put them right back into their mouths!

So it’s no wonder that keeping baby toys clean and disinfected is a pretty important job. But how exactly do you clean baby toys? What do you clean baby toys with?

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I asked a doctor if kids can have Tums. Here’s the answer.

My 3-year-old sometimes complains that her tummy hurts.

With kids that age, it’s really hard to tell when they’re in a lot of pain, exaggerating a little discomfort, or making it up entirely for attention or comfort.

Plus, when my stomach hurts, I’ll often take Tums or a store brand antacid of some kind. She sees me do this and will often ask if she can have some.

So for a variety of reasons I’ve been wondering lately if it’s OK for kids and toddlers to have Tums or other antacids. They seem harmless to me, and I’ll down them like candy when I have a stomachache, but I’m not a doctor.

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Are Babies Really Born without Kneecaps? (Why it matters)

Babies are like little incomplete humans.

Sure, all the major parts are there, but there’s a lot of stuff missing.

They don’t have a lot of hair. They can’t walk. And they’re just figuring out how to breathe on their own.

One thing there seems to be some confusion about when it comes to what babies are born without… is kneecaps.

Do babies have kneecaps? Are they born without kneecaps?

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How Much Does a Crib Cost? (Average & 19 examples)

Babies are expensive.

It’s amazing how quickly the costs add up once they pop out into the world.

It’s no wonder every parent you know is busy scrambling like crazy trying to get hand me down clothes, loaner toys, and used nursery furniture.

But if you’re gearing up to buy a new crib for the nursery, you might be wondering; How much does a crib cost? What’s the average cost of a baby crib?

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