43 Folders

Back to Work

Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

Join us via RSS, iTunes, or at 5by5.tv.

”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Music Industry, R.I.P.; Workers slack back; No-headphones; Chris on 43f; City babies; New 5ives; Crab!!!

TOPICS: Daily Links
dancemonkey's picture

point for point baby advice

Long post: sorry.

Definitely shop around, those bottles he recommended looked really overly complicated. We've had nothing but good times with Avent bottles from birth.

I agree with the Carter's recommendation, though in the SF Bay Area they never seem to have the proper clothes for the proper climate. I assume that's because they stock their store at a national level but don't take into account that our "seasons" here are off by up to six months or so (read: you can't find a long-sleeve onesie in the summer when you really need it).

Also check out Old Navy, the big one on Market downtown SF. Top floor, great toddler clothes, better girls' selection but what are you gonna do?

He mentions that he has a "decent" carseat... buy the safest carseat, naturally. For toddlers (or when the infant prematurely outgrows the infant car seat, like mine) buy one that is not only FAA approved but will actually fit in the seats of your chosen airline.

My son hated slings, Bjorns, swaddling (fought his way out every time, still hates arms being pinned to this day), and oh, I guess sleeping.

As for the Bugaboo steer-clear warning: the McLaren is great and we are about to change to one, but the Bugaboo has large inflated rear tires which won't get gouged and chipped like standard solid-rubber wheels.

SUV-stroller? Maybe. Foldable? Barely. Ridiculously easy to use and to push one-handed. Definitely. Worth $700? Only if you aren't the one who buys it.

We have the same diaper bag. Go for it.

Skip any sleep advice you get from anyone else in the world, but listen to it all. Read all the books you can but forget it all. It is all absolutely guaranteed to not apply to YOUR baby. Combine the best advice from everyone and everywhere and then throw it out the window.

Or you're the guy with the baby that sleeps through the night from birth and I hate you.

The rest of the article looked satisfactory.




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


Subscribe with Google Reader

Subscribe on Netvibes

Add to Technorati Favorites

Subscribe on Pageflakes

Add RSS feed

The Podcast Feed


Merlin used to crank. He’s not cranking any more.

This is an essay about family, priorities, and Shakey’s Pizza, and it’s probably the best thing he’s written. »

Scared Shitless

Merlin’s scared. You’re scared. Everybody is scared.

This is the video of Merlin’s keynote at Webstock 2011. The one where he cried. You should watch it. »