Dear Little Lotus Community,
Father's Day is around the corner and we checked in with one of our Little Lotus Dads, Jarrod from Portland, OR, to see what he's up to for Father's Day this year. He also gave us his dad-tested tips and tricks on getting his 10 month old to sleep. Thanks Jarrod for sharing!
Besides being an awesome dad, what do you do for a living?
Haha, I actually run a motion graphic design studio called Crazy Awesome. It technically won't launch until next year but a group of us are doing some exciting jobs at the moment. Currently, the studio is run out of my house in the office/den, so I can still help out my wife during the day when she needs help with Gryphon.
What is your favorite part about being a dad?
Even though I'm home during the day, I'm still working and in a focused go mode. Since the studio is new, I'm in go mode for about 12 hours of the day from 8am to 8pm and when I see my boy and pick him up, I'm reminded how important it is to be in the moment with him and my family. I love the fact that this little child needs me. There's something about being part of a unit that makes me feel like I have purpose and at the end of the day, nothing matters except enjoying life with the ones you love. Plus, he's growing so fast, its fun to see him develop looks and a personality. Can't wait to see what he gets into next.
What are some dad tested ways to help your baby sleep?
I'm still new to it but we are all about the no cry method. Our boy isn't really a cuddle baby but when he's tired the only thing that works, as of 10 months out, is holding him and singing a little song while bouncing him side to side. Sounds pretty specific because it is. Haha. He's teething so its hard to get him comfortable.
What do you like to do when the kids are napping?
Well, I'm not gonna lie, if my wife is around, I tackle her first. Haha. We don't get much alone time. At night, when Gryphon is sleeping, we like to watch movies.
How did you hear about Little Lotus?
I was asked to help with their Kickstarter campaign. Since I do motion graphic design, I was asked to help with some of the explanation videos for the product.
Why do you support Little Lotus?
While doing the videos, I had to learn everything about the product in order to convey the message to viewers. I'm more interested in the material. Sometimes, it's hard to regulate the temperature in our house at night and since using the product, our lil Gryph has slept cozy, at the right temperature, every night.
Last but not least, anything big plans for Father's Day?
After beginning the process of starting a company while also moving into our first home and taking care of a teething 10 month old, all in the last two months, I think I'll just stop and sit down for a while. Haha.
If you have any father/child photos or dad-tested sleep tips you would like to share for Father's Day, post it on Facebook or Instagram with #LittleLotusDad.
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