Sleep, Sweet Sleep: Seven truths about nightwaking from a dad who’s been through it

by John Hoffman Sleep is one of those uber loaded parenting topics. When you’ve got a baby or toddler who is a persistent nightwaker, sleep can be a precious and scare commodity, and the source of parental angst and conflict. Believe me, I do not have the answer to how to make a baby or … More Sleep, Sweet Sleep: Seven truths about nightwaking from a dad who’s been through it

Top Ten Things Dads Need to Know About Breastfeeding

by John Hoffman Breastfeeding. Big topic. Important topic.  But there is so much information out there about breastfeeding that it can be mindboggling sometimes. I am far from what you’d call an expert. But I have done a lot of research and writing about breastfeeding. I’ve talked to dozens of mothers about their experiences. And … More Top Ten Things Dads Need to Know About Breastfeeding

The Two Most Important Words in Baby Brain Development

by John Hoffman Wanna build your baby’s brain? I’ve got two words for you:  touch and interaction. We’ve been hearing about the importance of baby brain development for over 20 years. And it is true. Baby brains do a lot of important growing in the first few years of life. But there has been way … More The Two Most Important Words in Baby Brain Development

Does Bottle Feeding Promote Father Involvement?

by John Hoffman I’ve often said that fathers have to play catch-up in early parenthood. Mothers get a biological and social head start at parenting and that’s just the way it is. Breastfeeding is one of the things that gives moms that head start. And breastfeeding is sometimes portrayed as an obstacle to fathers’ involvement … More Does Bottle Feeding Promote Father Involvement?