Daddy Nickell

DaddyScrubs™ is the offspring of Robert Nickell, who fathered his first four children more than 20 years ago. DaddyScrubs™ was conceived when Robert, who remarried in 2007, discovered he was about to be a father all over again in the fall of 2009! Not wanting to endure the pains of wearing uncomfortable street clothes while comforting his laboring wife, Robert hatched the idea of creating doctor-like scrubs for himself. It seemed a natural thing for him to do — since Robert is a pharmacist by profession. To eliminate the confusion between “who’s the doctor” and “who’s the daddy,” Robert fashioned the concept of “I’m The Daddy™” medical scrubs. Nickell is the writer of a weekly parenting blog where he writes on topics such as bonding with your child, and what the father should expect during pregnancy and infancy. He writes from a father’s perspective and keeps dad engaged throughout his children’s lives. He also contributes to national talk shows and daytime television shows including “Good Morning L.A.,” “Good Morning Texas,” “Daytime TV,” WZZM 13 and KSBI TV, and as a syndicated columnist for national newspapers, parenting magazines and websites including Baby Couture Magazine, Oh Baby! Magazine, City Parent Magazine and Homeschooling Parent. Nickell is also the founder of DaddyScrubs, delivery room duds and daddy gear for expectant and new dads. He is the father of six children, and his practiced advice has been heard on TV and radio shows around the country.

A Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Pregnancy

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Dads, it’s true – having a plethora of information and knowledge will help pave the way to your successful role as a daddy! And these days, it’s easy as there are ample resources available to help mommies and daddies-to-be understand what to expect along the road ahead. There were three resources I used to prepare... Read more

The Most Terrifying Talk You Need to Have Before Baby Arrives

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Have you talked about the what if's yet? Chances are, you haven't. And with baby on the way, now is the most important time to consider what you'll do in case the worst ever happens. So if you're considering life insurance, or already have a policy, here are the top three reasons you need to... Read more

3 Reasons You Need to Talk About Finances BEFORE Baby Arrives

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When it comes to baby, you need to be prepared to have the unavoidable discussion surrounding finances. I call it Financial Nesting, and it can be a difficult conversation to have. For dads, you're likely already stressed trying to figure out how to pay for baby furniture, clothes and the never-ending list of baby accessories... Read more

5 Tips All Daddy-to-Be’s Need When It Comes to Maternity Clothes

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It'll happen suddenly: her pants will no longer button.  This is a bittersweet day for your lovely wife.  She is thrilled that your baby is growing inside her, but sad that her perfectly-fitting Saturday night jeans will be out of commission for 6-8 months time. When this happens,  it's time to buy some Read more

Tips All Daddy-to-Be’s Need on Surviving the First Doctor’s Visit

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It is time for the first doctor appointment. As an expectant daddy, it’s important for you to attend as many of the doctor appointments as possible to be supportive to your wife. So, be prepared to walk into a waiting room with women in all phases of their pregnancies -- from their first trimester to... Read more

Nesting: Is It a Dad’s Worst Nightmare?

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While some may pleasantly call it "nesting", nesting seems anything but pleasant at times. In fact, it can feel more like chaos. Warning, dads: Be prepared for some major changes. What type of changes, you ask? Well, you know that sink faucet that has been dripping since you purchased your home? That dripping may soon become... Read more

Choosing a Pregnancy Test — a Guide for Men

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If a woman becomes pregnant, in most cases she knows something is up early-on. She feels different.  She suspects. And when she asks you to pick up a pregnancy test from the store on your way home from work, this is where the fun really begins for the expecting dad -- be prepared!... Read more

Dads-to-Be: What Changes When Your Partner Gets Pregnant (and What to Do About It)

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“There is an art to being a daddy, just as there is to being a husband, sometimes they are the same, and other times they must be treated completely separate.”

When you find out your wife is pregnant it's time to kick it into high gear and start learning the balance between being...

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Agreeing to Have a Baby — a Dad-to-Be’s Perspective

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One of the most important decisions anyone can make in their lives is the decision to have a baby. I distinctly remember being woken up in the middle of the night and seeing Mrs. Daddy Nickell sitting up in bed staring at the wall. She wanted to know, right then and there, “Do I? Can I?... Read more