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Nautical ABC Blocks Among Many Nice Blocks by Uncle Goose

These alphabet blocks with nautical flags on them are quite nice-looking. In fact, many, many of the alphabet blocks by Uncle Goose are nice-looking. Like these Hindi blocks. Oh man, gorgeous. In fact, many non-alphabet blocks by Uncle...Show More Summary

Dashcam Mayhem In Stokke-on-Aston

I've always thought it took a special type to drive a Stokke Xplory. A confident, quiet sort who's comfortable in his decisions. An independent spirit who doesn't chase public approval. And now we can add a calm, cool, and collectedShow More Summary

'I was holding my wife's hand, but the children slipped through my hands'

An image of Abdullah Kurdi, and his sons Aylan and Galip, sent to me by a family friend. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/5s7RuY41ZT — Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) September 3, 2015 Abdullah Kurdi was the only survivor in his family after the overcrowded dinghy they were escaping from Turkey to Greece in sank, 500 meters from shore. Show More Summary

Get In On This Viral Toddler-Gorilla Video Early! Just 26,000 Views!

A wonderful video of a toddler playing hide and seek with a baby gorilla is available for licensing across all platforms. It's probably being ripped off and reloaded to Facebook as I type this. Toddler playing Gorilla Toddler at the Columbus Zoo! [youtube via @moorehn]

I'm Sorry, Baby Naming Rights??

I just, I mean, I, I, what? WLS, ABC7 in Chicago is reporting:Chicago rapper Chief Keef has named his son after his record label in an effort to promote his latest album, according to a statement from the CEO of FilmOn Records. "Chief...Show More Summary

The What?? Fiberglass Magic Cradle By Stauffer Reducing

A few days ago DT reader Nathan spotted this amazing-looking vintage cradle on eBay in St Louis. [Turns out it's also on craigslist.] "Had this been up a year ago," Nathan wrote, "I would have considered it for our second kid." Right?...Show More Summary

For Sale: Onesies, Lightly Used. At The Peter Brant Family Flea Market

The artist Rob Pruitt has been selling all kinds of his own random clutter on eBay for a couple of years now. This summer, he's turned his Rob Pruitt Flea Market into a Brant Family Flea Market, by setting up shop in the Greenwich art...Show More Summary

Do You Read Me, Baby?

Dear Mr. Dad: I have a two-month old baby and I love to read to him. My wife thinks I’m wasting my time and that there’s no sense reading before he starts learning words. Is it too soon to be reading to my son? If not, what should I read? You’re definitely not wasting your […] The post Do You Read Me, Baby? appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Piet Klaarhamer Rolling Cradle

Look what I found while surfing around the website of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, looking for more info on Piet Klaarhamer, Gerrit Rietveld's mentor and De Stijl collaborator. It's a cradle! More importantly, it's a cradle on wheels, like a wheelbarrow. Show More Summary

De Stijl Kids Room In The Hague

The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has the largest collection of Mondrians in the world, and one of the largest collections of art and furniture from the broader de Stijl movement. Hometown favorites, I guess. Anyway, this boys bedroom design just caught my eye. Show More Summary

Speaking of Amazon

Oh right, how could I forget to mention in that previous post that Amazon is one of the main sources of revenue for Daddy Types via its affiliate link/kickback program. Also that it's apparently a family-hostile quant-obsessed corporate...Show More Summary

Watched Over By Hacked Machines Of Loving Grace

So this guy Ted Benson [who named his kid Everest, great move] just posted about how easy it is to hack Amazon Dash buttons, those ridiculous little gadgets Amazon wants you to put around your life so you can reorder stuff with one-product-one-click, to automatically track kid data. Show More Summary

The Letters H, B, And O

via @TheRyanParker RETWEETS EQUAL ENDORSEMENT UPDATE: @peterme Reality is there's a TON of quality educational teevee thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime. SESAME STREET is for nostalgists, yo. — Peter Merholz (@peterme) August 13, 20...

Big Kid Bed: Station Wagon By Paul Frankl

One good thing about leaving the toddler bed behind is that you're back in real furniture land again. And in that real furniture world, twin beds are usually discounted pretty heavily. Like the 1940s-1950s Station Wagon series Paul Frankl designed for the Johnson Furniture Company. Show More Summary

Good Touch Bad Touch

Dear Mr. Dad. I have a five-year old daughter who is obsessed with sex. Every day, she’s got a new question that I don’t know how to answer, like “How do babies get in there?” and “What’s sex?” She’s fascinated by other kids’ private parts and spends a lot of time touching her own. Show More Summary

Rugrats Dads

every white guy in bk looks like one of the dads from rugrats — Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) June 11, 2015 Twitter is a gold mine today, a freakin' gold mine. Siddiqi is the editor of The New Inquiry, which just dropped The Daddy Issue last week. So she knows from Brooklyn Rugrats dads. The New Inqiury | The Daddy Issue [thenewinquiry.com]

You May Say I'm A Dreamer/ But I'm Not The Only One

this is the saddest dream a parent has ever dreamed pic.twitter.com/9jNciVtmTn — Lisa McIntire (@LisaMcIntire) August 6, 2015

The Importance of Being a Blockhead

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are new parents and our baby is going to have his first birthday in a few weeks. We both work in tech and we’re really excited about getting a tablet for him. There seem to be so many options out there and we’re a little overwhelmed. Show More Summary

Water Safety:

Dear Mr. Dad: My 4-year old twins are crazy about swimming or floating or doing pretty much anything in and around water. On one hand, I’m thrilled. I swam in high-school and college and I’m looking forward to having them follow in my footsteps. Show More Summary

Volunteering: It’s Not Just About You Anymore

Dear Mr. Dad: I have to admit that my wife and I have been a bit self-centered in our adult lives, focusing on our work, earning money, and supporting the family. We’ve done quite well financially and we’ve both decided that we should start giving something back to our community. Show More Summary

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