Will And Eko’s Parenting School! (Teach Someone A New Skill – Bucket List #37)

I’m at that age where my friends have just started to have children.  They like to brag about all the things their kids can do, and I do my best not to ask if the kids are housebroken yet.  I did ask once, but that joke didn’t go over so well and I haven’t been asked back since.

Nevertheless, in comparison to most of my friends, I am a seasoned (pet) parent and so I feel it is my duty to teach them the ropes.  One of the most important parts of caring for an infant is learning how to swaddle it properly.  In addition to being a hilarious word, swaddling is also the best way to keep a kid warm.  My (big) baby was kind enough to assist in the demonstration.

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“Will, remind me again why I volunteered for this?”

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Step 1: Put the baby in the center of the blanket with his head facing a corner

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Step 2:  The bottom corner is the first one to be folded up

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Step 3:  Next, bring in the front corner across the baby’s back
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Step 4: Finally, bring the last corner and tuck it around front

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And now your baby is as comfy as can be!

Let me guess, you’re thinking “Will, the whole point of swaddling a baby is so that you can carry him, and there is no way you can carry Eko like that.”  Oh really??  Well just step back and watch my parenting skills in action!!

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First we scoop

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Then we dip

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Needless to say, my friends were awestruck by my parenting skills.  I’m thinking that down the line Eko and I might have to open the world’s first cross-species parenting school.  Don’t think it could work because babies and puppies are too different?  If that’s the case, explain to me why baby toys and dog toys are the exact same thing!


I absolutely LOVE this post!! When the twins (two-legged variety) were born, Scott was the swaddling master, and I was thoroughly inept. I have to show him this! Looking forward to seeing more of you and Eko. Thanks for visiting Squirrel Circus today!🙂

AWESOME! I just KNEW that your blog had to have a dog involved with the tittle! lol I too am a dog lover. We currently have 4. I personally think one good best friend is enough, but I can’t stop my husband. He collects them. You are an awesome dad and I can’t wait to follow your blog. I got the link to you from Live Laugh RV. She also nominated me for the VersatileBlogger Award.

YOU are pawsitively HILARIOUS!!! Whoever is your future wife will be lucky indeed because you have a dynamite sense of humor…AND…with the “swaddling” down pat, you will be all ready for future kids…or…if nothing else…more PUPPIES!!!!! Eko is an amazingly good sport and too darned cute!

Haha thanks guys! As usual, Eko is a total trooper and puts up with my ridiculous shenanigans. Don’t let his wrinkles fool you though, he is happy to tag along, just as long as I keep the treats coming!

Could there be anything that dog would not let you do, I think not! Eko you’re the most cooperative dog in the history of ‘mans best friend’. wow! It’s hard to compare pets to kids isn’t it. We’ve never had kids but always pets, I’m sure we’ve bored people with our pet stories too…they’re my little ones.

Eko’s expressions are so perfect – i love the pics -you are great at getting the perfect look from him!!! And -wow – you are strong – i don’t think i can swaddle my dogs!

Sometimes I accidentally swaddle myself in the sheets on Mom’s bed. Then I wiggle and squiggle till she helps me get loose. You are a good swaddler, Will. Eko will be safe and sound.

Love and licks,

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