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This dad made a helpful YouTube channel for those without dads 😭

It's called "Dad, how do I?" and it is amazing.

A dad is going viral this week for putting his dad skills to use, helping millions of people who may not have a father who they can go to for advice.   Rob Kenney, of Bellevue Washington, grew up without a dad and often found he had questions he wished he could turn to a father for. When he became a father himself he was determined to be the best dad he could be for his kids, and he eventually created a YouTube channel to help young adults who don't have a dad to turn to.   "My goal in my life was to raise good adults," Kenney said in an interview with Shattered. "I never wanted to be wealthy. I never wanted to be necessarily successful. My goal in life was to raise good adults—not good children but good adults—because I had a fractured childhood."  Recognizing that not everyone has a dad like him in their life, Kenney created the his channel, 'Dad, how do I?' on which he posts videos instructing viewers on things like how to change a tire, shave, unclog a tub drain or get ready for their first job interview.    How to shave your face. youtu.be  Thank you, Rob. You're not only raising your own kids to be good adults, you're giving a generation of kids the support they need to succeed as adults.
Dad How Do I?

A dad is going viral this week for helping millions of people who may not have a father they can go to for advice.

Rob Kenney, of Bellevue Washington, grew up without a dad and often found he had questions he wished he could turn to a father for. When he became a father himself he was determined to be the best dad for his kids, and eventually created a YouTube channel to help other kids, too.


"My goal in my life was to raise good adults," Kenney said in an interview with Shattered. "I never wanted to be wealthy. I never wanted to be necessarily successful. My goal in life was to raise good adults—not good children but good adults—because I had a fractured childhood."

Recognizing that not everyone has a dad like him in their life, Kenney created his channel, 'Dad, how do I?' on which he posts videos instructing viewers on things like how to change a tire, shave, unclog a tub drain or get ready for their first job interview.

How to shave your face. youtu.be

Thank you, Rob. You're not only raising your own kids to be good adults, you're giving a generation of kids the support they need to succeed as adults.

These are the best bath time products you can get for under $20

These budget-friendly products really make a splash.

With babies and toddlers, bath time is about so much more than washing off: It's an opportunity for fun, sensory play and sweet bonding moments—with the added benefit of a cuddly, clean baby afterward.

Because bathing your baby is part business, part playtime, you're going to want products that can help with both of those activities. After countless bath times, here are the products that our editors think really make a splash. (Better yet, each item is less than $20!)

Comforts Bath Wash & Shampoo

Comforts Baby Wash & Shampoo

Made with oat extract, this bath wash and shampoo combo is designed to leave delicate skin cleansed and nourished. You and your baby will both appreciate the tear-free formula—so you can really focus on the bath time fun.

Munckin Soft Spot Bath Mat

Munchkin slip mat

When your little one is splish-splashing in the bath, help keep them from also sliding around with a soft, anti-slip bath mat. With strong suction cups to keep it in place and extra cushion to make bath time even more comfortable for your little one, this is an essential in our books.

Comforts Baby Lotion

Comforts baby lotion

For most of us, the bath time ritual continues when your baby is out of the tub when you want to moisturize their freshly cleaned skin. We look for lotions that are hypoallergenic, nourishing and designed to protect their skin.

The First Years Stack Up Cups

First year stack cups

When it comes to bath toys, nothing beats the classic set of stackable cups: Sort them by size, practice pouring water, pile them high—your little one will have fun with these every single bath time.

Comforts Baby Oil

Comforts baby oil

For dry skin that needs a little extra TLC, our team loves Comforts' fast-absorbing baby oil aloe vera and vitamin E. Pro tip: When applied right after drying off your baby, the absorption is even more effective.

KidCo Bath Toy Organizer

KidCo Bath Organizer

Between bathing supplies, wash rags, toys and more, the tub sure can get crowded in a hurry. We like that this organizer gives your little one space to play and bathe while still keeping everything you need within reach.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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This is my one trick to get baby to sleep (and it always works!)

There's a reason why every mom tells you to buy a sound machine.

So in my defense, I grew up in Florida. As a child of the sunshine state, I knew I had to check for gators before sitting on the toilet, that cockroaches didn't just scurry, they actually flew, and at that point, the most popular and only sound machine I had ever heard of was the Miami Sound Machine.

I was raised on the notion that the rhythm was going to get me, not lull me into a peaceful slumber. Who knew?!

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When my son was born, I just assumed the kid would know how to sleep. When I'm tired that's what I do, so why wouldn't this smaller more easily exhausted version of me not work the same way? Well, the simple and cinematic answer is, he is not in Kansas anymore.

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My son, like most babies, was a restless and active sleeper. It didn't take much to jolt him from a sound sleep to crying like a banshee. I once microwaved a piece of pizza, and you would have thought I let 50 Rockettes into his room to perform a kick line.

I was literally walking on eggshells, tiptoeing around the house, watching the television with the closed caption on.

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"Infants under 6 months of age carried by a walking mother immediately stopped voluntary movement and crying and exhibited a rapid heart rate decrease, compared with holding by a sitting mother," say authors of a 2013 study published in Current Biology.

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