Extreme Urban Parenting with the new Diaper Dude Boba Camo Baby Carrier and Father’s Day Giveaway

“She didn’t get into the right pre-school which means she won’t get into a good private school which means she’ll never get into Ivy League college which means she won’t get a good job. I mean, she’s three years old and her life is finished.” – Woody Allen

In a nutshell that is Manhattan. Living on the UES makes the nutshell even smaller and that much harder to crack (as well as making you nuts and look nuts to outsiders). Extreme Urban Parenting has more to do with egos here than it does with navigating the Urban Jungle with kids so what better venue than to flaunt my top secret LE Diaper Dude Boba Carrier in Camo print. Every tactical advantage on the battlefields of the UES must be embraced and so when Boba called me up and asked if I would field test and review my very own and not yet seen (which in UES speak is “I’m better than you because I can get stuff before the rest of you plebeians) Diaper Dude Boba Carrier with Camo print to match my camo watch, camo diaper wallet and camo Diaper Dude diaper bag, I told them I would have to ask my stylist. My 8 month old giggled which I took to be a yes and the mission was a go.

Not only would I be the only UES dad to have one, but I no longer had to suck in my gut to fit in my wife’s carrier (yup, I’m not allowed to change the setting on it… you know what I’m talking about ladies!) and, to be frank, beige is one of my least favorite colors. So when it arrived I did my happy dance which my 4 year old defined as “silly”.

Out of the box the setup is a cinch and logical if you have ever worn a baby carrier and even if you never have it is easy. Most surprising to me was the feel of the cotton – soft and supple. I was definitely expecting a more “synthetic” and coarse feel. The carrier comes with detachable stirrups which is a feature that I ditched. My 8 month old would basically start yelling “giddy’up!” and dig his heels into my side at the first inkling of stirrups and that would be bad news not only for me, but for everybody around us. The padding is great and the stowaway head cover thingy (ask my wife what the technical name is, but you know what I mean!) adjusts perfectly to keep my son from turning into a bobblehead. He fit perfectly with a few quick adjustments to the straps and it was a very smooth ride for him and I felt that he was snug and my back was well guarded. You have a smart compartment out front for keys and cards. The camo print is just a lot of fun. Most carriers are standard run colors so dad gets to have a little fun while walking around with this one. I also got a lot of compliments from the ladies… about the camo. I would suggest to Boba that they would most definitely find a mom market for the camp print although I am sure they have already thought of it because many moms and dads asked me where I had gotten it. So for that I thank the Diaper Dude and Boba for making me the Alpha-Dad/Parent of the UES for the last month or so. I also plan to put it to the ultimate test by traveling overseas with it so stay tuned for a follow up report!

So whether you are an hardcore AP or a Brooklyn hipster or a stuffy banker I highly recommend the Diaper Dude Boba carrier if not for excellent fit and portability at least for the symbolism of camo and parenthood as a struggle which on the UES takes on a whole new meaning with Extreme Urban Parenting.

 

How about WINNING a LE Diaper Dude Boba Carrier? If you like the sound of that you know the routine for entering to win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post saying what the next camo Diaper Dude Boba Baby Carrier print should be (i.e. desert, tundra, jungle, forest etc.);
  2. Like Boba on Facebook for one entry;
  3. Follow Boba on Twitter for one entry;
  4. If you like New York Dad’s Blog and follow me on Twitter I will also count that as additional entries;
  5. Post or Share this giveaway for additional entries and post the links in a separate comment below.

Make sure that for multiple entries you use a separate comment for each one.

This is open to U.S. readers only.

I will announce the winner on Father’s Day! Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I received a Diaper Dude Boba Carrier for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Thank you to all of those who participated in the giveaway. Eva M. is the winner as selected by random.org

Happy Father’s Day to everyone 🙂

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Tigers – Tracking a Legend – Father’s Day Family Four Pack Giveaway

For a great way to spend Father’s Day with the family, one lucky New York Dad’s Blog reader can win a Family Four Pack to the Tigers – Tracking a Legend exhibit now open at South Street Seaport. 

Here are some of the fun and interactive educational features you will find:

Talk like a Tiger Interactive – Imitate the unique sounds of tiger cubs, the tigress and male tigers and get feedback by spectrogram showing how they match these tiger sounds.

Electronic Digi-Track Climbing Wall for All Ages – Explore Interactive games using sensory Indian wildlife sounds & moving lights on the hand grips offering different games and degrees of difficulty. Encourage teamwork and fun through physical fitness/coordination. Inspires family & individual motivation by achieving game challenge goals.

Carnivore Capture-Jaws/Claws & Canine Bite Force – Experience the Tiger’s Hunt through a dynamic touch sensory joystick link to animated HD simulation. Canine Bite Force engages visitors to hold onto a racer’s steering wheel feeling the resistance of eight different carnivore canine bite forces.

Inside the Tiger Exhibit – Explore the tiger’s head, heart, chest and abdomen by viewing rare “CAT”Scans on a sliding monitor. Compare a tiger’s anatomy to a human’s anatomy.

Tiger’s Cave and Conservation – Discover the Day in the Life of the Tigress and her two cubs and learn 20 Ways To Save Wild Tigers.

So here’s the deal, in order to participate in the random drawing:

– Go to Tigers NYC website and then tell me what fascinates you about tigers in a comment below.

For multiple entries* you can also:

– Subscribe to New York Dad’s Blog’s RSS Feed

– Subscribe to New York Dad’s Blog using your e-mail

– Fan New York Dad’s Blog on Facebook

– Fan Tigers NYC on Facebook

– Follow @NewYorkDad on Twitter

– Follow @TigersNYC on Twitter

– Blog about this giveaway and share the link in a comment

– Tweet about the giveaway using the following ingredients: @NewYorkDad Family Four Pack @TigersNYC #Giveaway #FathersDay http://bit.ly/aPIspi

*ALWAYS give me a heads up in a separate comment below that you have done so otherwise it will NOT count as an additional entry.

No more entries will be accepted after June 17th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST (date and time stamp on the comment). Open to US readers only. I will select the winner on June 18th, 2010 and they will have until 11:59pm EST to claim their prize.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED

CONGRATS TO Wendy! – random.org selected comment #1

Blimpie Father’s Day “Subway Series” Ticket Giveaway

Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, one lucky New York Dad’s Blog reader can win two (2) tickets to see the New York Yankees take on the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:05 p.m. (EDT) courtesy of Blimpie America’s Sub Shop. They are also going to send the lucky winner a $10 Blimpie gift certificate.

Established in 1964 in Hoboken, New Jersey, by three high school buddies, Blimpie has been serving fresh deli-style subs for more than 45 years with freshly sliced meats, crisp vegetables, and an assortment of cheeses. They want to celebrate Father’s Day by  giving away tickets to America’s favorite pastime.

So here’s the deal, in order to participate in the random drawing:

– Go to Blimpie’s website and tell me in a comment to this post which Blimpie Sub you want to try from their menu.

For multiple entries* you can also:

– Subscribe to New York Dad’s Blog’s RSS Feed

– Subscribe to New York Dad’s Blog using your e-mail

– Fan New York Dad’s Blog on Facebook

– Fan Blimpie on Facebook

– Follow @NewYorkDad on Twitter

– Follow @BlimpieSubShop on Twitter

– Blog about this giveaway and share the link in a comment

– Tweet about the giveaway using the following ingredients: @NewYorkDad Yankees vs Mets tickets @BlimpieSubShop #Giveaway #FathersDay http://bit.ly/cNeDDV

*ALWAYS give me a heads up in a separate comment below that you have done so otherwise it will NOT count as an additional entry.

No more entries will be accepted after June 15th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST (date and time stamp on the comment). Open to US readers only. I will select the winner on June 16th, 2010 and they will have until 5pm EST to claim their prize.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED

CONGRATS TO Dada Rocks! – random.org selected comment #12

My Royal Heinie Diaper Wallet Giveaway

Alright boys (and girls, why not?!), let’s get this inaugural giveaway started (so fingers crossed it goes smoothly)!

One lucky New York Dad’s Blog reader (yes that means that there may be a quiz about my blog!) will receive a My Royal Heinie diaper wallet in very manly-men Commando “Camo” color. You can read my post about my own experience with the wallet (just FYI… I own one and did not get it as a freebie… I know I know… what an idiot! What can I say… maybe next time!)

So here’s the deal (I am sure many of you are familiar – probably more than I am – with the routine) in order to participate in the random drawing:

Go to My Royal Heinie’s website and tell me in a comment to this post what other colors the wallet comes in (and if you feel so inclined let me know if you feel they are too girlie-man for you to be caught dead with while changing your kid’s diaper). Then again if you are a mommy that will not be an issue (guys let’s show the ladies that we have the numbers to beat them… after all, isn’t this the year of the daddy bloggers?!).

For multiple entries* you can also:

– Subscribe to New York Dad’s Blog’s RSS Feed

– Subscribe to New York Dad’s Blog using your e-mail

– Become a fan of New York Dad’s Blog on Facebook

– Become a fan of My Royal Heinie on Facebook

– Follow @NewYorkDad on Twitter

– Follow @MyRoyalHeinie on Twitter

– Blog about this giveaway and share the link in a comment

– RT @MyRoyalHeinie Diaper Wallet #Giveaway http://bit.ly/cI1GER @NewYorkDad

*ALWAYS give me a heads up in a separate comment below that you have done so otherwise it will NOT count as an additional entry (I am a very distracted man – or as my wife would say “You can’t multi-task… it’s genetic!” – and this way I only have one integrated checklist!)

No more entries will be accepted after March 19th, 2010 at 12am EST (date and time stamp on the comment). Open to US and Canadian readers only. I will select the winner on March 20th, 2010 and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize. You may ask how can I properly use the randomizer if I don’t have numbered comments? Well I do have them numbered, just can’t figure out (on this theme) how to do it so you can see it properly! So, you are just going to have to trust me on this one (and hopefully by the next one someone will mercifully show me the light!).

PLEASE NOTE: You are required to submit valid e-mail addresses when leaving a comment (this will not be visible to the general public). By submitting your e-mail address for entry into this give-away you are consenting to my passing along your e-mail address to My Royal Heinie for marketing purposes. Please do not say that I did not tell you so because I just did (duh!).

GOOD LUCK TO ALL (OK so a little more to the guys because we’re clearly outnumbered!)!

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to @twistedxtian for winning the My Royal Heinie Diaper Wallet Giveaway! Below is the screen capture of random.org with the winning comment #13. Thank you everyone for participating and thank you to My Royal Heinie for their generosity! Stay tuned for future giveaways…