Five Random Things That You Can Fit in the Back of a Ford Transit Van

The Ford Transit van is a workhorse unlike none other, but many Ford Transit vans lead a fairly mundane life of transporting either delivery boxes or a mechanic’s tools. Whilst this is fine and generally is what the Ford Transit van has been designed to do on a daily basis, there is a world of transportation opportunities out there. Discover five wacky and random things that you can transport in the back in a Ford Transit van. Based on the fact that Ford have sold millions of these vans over the year you can be rest assured that if people haven’t already transported these random things in the back of a van, they have surely considered it.

Piano- to be honest we’re pretty sure that many a piano has been transported in a Transit van in the past, the question is what sort of piano, an upright or a grand? If we take it as a given that an upright piano will fit in the back let’s check out a grand piano. The first thing that we discover that there are different types of grand pianos, from concert grand pianos to baby grand pianos. Based on this, we think you can definitely transport a baby grand in the back of a Transit Van and pack it so it doesn’t get destroyed. As for a Concert Grand, we’re not so much convinced that it will fit or arrive in one piece.

Baby Elephant- we’re certainly not suggesting that transporting Baby Elephants in the back of a transit van is a great idea but we are certainly convinced that we could, if required, at a push fit a baby elephant in if we had to. One tip is that if you are considering transporting a baby elephant, then get in quick. In one study of a baby elephant called Panang, this elephant gained 1kg daily meaning that it wouldn’t be too long before it was either too big or more importantly too heavy to transport!

An Isetta Bubble Car- the Isetta Bubble Car is only 2.29m long by 1.37m wide which means this will easily fit into the back of a Transit van if you can lift it in there. One supposes a bunch of burly gentlemen or a fork lift truck could potentially handle that side of things, so if you are looking to transport a Bubble Car in an alternate way, other than driving it from A to B then a Ford Transit is an option.

Loads of people- apparently in the 2010 Bug Jam at Pasco they managed to ram 34 people into a VW bus. We reckon that a VW bus is much smaller than a Ford Transit so if you wanted we think you could easily put more than 34 people in the back of it. We were looking for a world record for putting people in the back of a van, but we couldn’t find one. This sounds like one World Record that is begging to be set, if it hasn’t already been.

Jelly Beans- when searching the internet you’ll find lots of explanations of how many jelly beans that you can fit in a car, but nobody seems to have tried to calculate how many jelly beans will fit in a van. We suppose a jelly bean manufacturer might have an idea of how many boxes of jelly beans they can get in the back of the van, but as far as our mathematics go the calculation seems somewhat hard to calculate. We will go with the figure of, quite a lot.

Source by Lara Lilley

The Best Free Printable Maps of Manhattan NY – NYC Street and Subway Maps

When trying to learn NYC or plan your vacation, there are many versions of maps of Manhattan NY, New York City Street Maps and Subway Maps. There are free, paid, folding and online interactive NYC maps. It generally takes a combination of all of these maps to navigate NYC, but here are a few shortcuts.

A good Manhattan neighborhood map should include: Upper West Side, Midtown West/ Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square/Broadway, Central Park, Garment Center, Chelsea, Meatpacking District, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca/Battery Park City, Financial District/ Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side, East Village, NoHo, Union Square/ Flatiron and the Upper East Side.

A free NYC Subway Map is available at most subway stations and also posted on the wall of every subway station, which are roughly nine blocks apart. The subway is the easiest and fastest way to get around Manhattan and generally very safe. You can also visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), their special section meant for visitors, and their How to Use the Subway page. There is a NYC Street Map and subway map posted on the wall of almost every subway station, so you can always check on your way in or out. If there is someone at the ticket booth, they also have a free foldable subway map you can get when you arrive in New York City.

Find a New York City Tourist Map and a Detailed Map of Manhattan, designed especially for those new to NYC or someone planning a vacation. If you want to know where the Statue of Liberty is relative to the Empire State Building, these are great maps to use. There is also a list of easy and free Street Maps of Manhattan, including every Manhattan neighborhood and it’s official neighborhood website.

Combined NYC Street and Subway Maps are usually the most difficult to find, as most maps have one or the other. One place you can visit is this site I found with a detailed New York City Street and Subway Map. You can enter in any address and it shows you the surrounding streets, subways, neighborhoods and major attractions. If you are only looking for subway directions, to get from Point A to Point B, try HopStop, a NYC favorite.

Source by Melissa T

How the Internet Affects Traditional Media

Traditional Publishing, REST IN PEACE

This is the headline that greets you when you land on a web page erected as a memorial to commemorate the decline of Traditional Media. A photograph of a man who seems to be in distress and who’s possibly just lost his job accompanies this headline. If this does not paint a bleak picture, go on to read the 548 headlines that all sing to the same tune as the following:

  • Bad Times: NYT Says Revenue Fell 13.9% Last Month

    – Forbes.com

  • Men’s monthly magazine Arena to cease printing after 22 years

    – Guardian.co.uk

  • Cosmopolitan UK publisher to cut 100 jobs

    – Guardian.co.uk

There’s even a website entitled Newspaper Death Watch that chronicles all the publishing and newspaper houses that close down. All rather morbid wouldn’t you say?

The Deadly Spell

Let’s take a quick look at Traditional Media and how the Internet cast it’s deadly spell.

Back in the old days, we’re talking 500 years ago; Gutenberg revolutionized the printing industry by inventing the printing press. This meant bibles could be produced at a fraction the time it used to. This also meant more copies in a shorter time and the Word of God got further reach in a shorter time. Newspaper houses and Magazine publishers still use a printing press today (well thank you captain obvious).

Much later, shortly after the advent of electricity, the world was blessed with another few media breakthroughs, namely radio then a few years later, television. Marketers and Advertising agencies had it all figured out as they devised Integrated Marketing Campaigns with astronomical budgets. Ah, the good old days. Well, much to the dismay of many of these agencies, this media landscape started to change.

Behold! Enter The WWW

At first a website was seen as a cute way to put your company brochure online and on top of that the disastrous dot bomb era created skepticism that labeled the Internet as a bad media and business channel.

Fortunately, since then the Internet has matured. Now, in countries where broadband has achieved high levels of household penetration, the web has become the consumer medium of choice.

Why? Because people can do research, shop online, watch videos and connect with friends all in the comfort of their own homes. People can choose what media they want to consume, where and when they choose too, especially with mobile connectivity. Marketers can no longer dictate what advertising messages people get subjected too.

Social Media, The New Black

Then there is the phenomenon of Social Media. It changed the media landscape forever. Social Media websites have allowed consumers to connect with friends, family, colleagues and peers in ways that were never imaginable a few decades ago.

Technology has empowered the consumer to become the Prosumer. Prosumers are consumers who produce content such as videos, photos and blogs that can be instantly distributed and shared amongst millions of people via social media platforms. This is also known as user-generated content or UCG.

Here is an interesting bit of trivia about the reach of Traditional Media vs. the Internet and Social Media.

Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 Million:

  • Radio – 38 Years
  • TV – 13 Years
  • The Internet – 4 Years
  • The iPod – 3 Years
  • Facebook – 2 Years

So How Does The Internet Affect Traditional Media?

The Internet has decreased the need for Traditional Media because it enabled consumers to join social societies within their neighborhoods, across their countries and internationally. It has empowered them to converse at their leisure, 24/7, with friends.

Considering all that’s been said, the demise of Traditional Media can largely be attributed to the following factors:

  1. Decline in readership: The distribution of free news and information on the web has led to the decline in readership for traditional publications.
  2. Decline in revenues: The decline in readership means advertisers will spend their money elsewhere and this leads to a decline in ad revenue.
  3. Real-time updates: Traditional Media can’t compete with instantly updated user-generated content that’s immediately available for the world to see.
  4. The rise of UGC websites: People have the freedom of unlimited real time commentary on content while Traditional Media is static and is a one-way communication tool.
  5. Online Audio/Video channels: People can choose what they want to watch and listen, when they want to and where without any advertising interrupting their experience.

Simply put. The Internet has revolutionized the way things get done today. It has revolutionized the way we do business, the way we communicate and has broken down the walls of Traditional Media.

A recent example is the decision by Unilever UK to fire Lowe, their Ad agency of 15 years, in favor of crowdsourcing – which means it has thrown the brand creative pitch open to agencies and basically any person who can think of an idea, worldwide. This is done on the Internet of course.

Traditional Media will still be around for a while, but the Internet is getting more and more integrated into our daily lives.

Think about this. You could do without the Mail & Guardian or the MensHealth Mag for quite some time, perhaps live quite happily without it? But you just dare cut that ADSL connection…

Source by Piet Alberts

Will Cell Towers Become Obsolete?

What does the future of cell towers hold for landlords and land owners?

That’s the burning question for about 250,000 cell site lease holders who are trying to figure out if they can count on getting that monthly rental check from Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket or Metro PCS here in the United States. Every year some wing-nut telecom nerd writing for one of the savvy technology blogs or websites writes a feel-good article on how the ugly cellular towers polluting the sky will soon become obsolete and replaced by some pocket-sized cube that does not cause global warming or kill the Hudson River Red Tailed Pigeon, or by a network of tiny satellites, or by hot air balloons, by some advance in nanotechnology or possibly by bridge trolls.

Sure, the carriers have built out DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) in places where usually no other coverage solutions existed. But these DAS systems are extremely expensive and will never replace cell phone towers in our lifetime.

Will cell towers become obsolete?

Cell towers will become obsolete only when Chevy Suburban’s and Ford F-150’s can drive down the Interstate at 70 MPH fully powered by solar panels made in the USA. The demand for bandwidth is growing faster than the carriers can sell smart phones. Even if they came up with some amazing technology that could replace cell towers, it would easily take 10 years or more to implement. Think about it, how many of you reading this currently have mediocre to poor wireless coverage now as compared to 5 years ago before every 12 year-old started getting data text messages on their cell phones? Do you regularly drop calls? How many times did you call the customer service line to complain? Wonder why they couldn’t fix it? They need more cell towers, not fewer cell sites, and telecom scientists have not yet invented the all-purpose cell tower bandwidth nano-widget to replace that big hunk of steel in the air protruding skyward in your neighborhood.

How many places have little or no coverage now? I feel bad for the 55 million rural folks once again left without coverage. It’s time spread the capacity, so everyone has coverage, and take all the cell sites from Wall Street, decommission them and relocate them to rural Vermont. LOL.

Will some new technology replace cell sites?

Rumor has it that the current administration is looking at converting all of the Chevy Volt’s ever produced into roaming telecommunication base stations in the San Francisco Bay Area to replace all existing cell sites. We will keep you posted on the progress of this green initiative.

What’s going to happen to my cellular site lease revenue?

Inevitably some wireless landlords will agree to have carriers reduce their cell tower rents and have their cell site leases optimized to appease the cost cutting carriers so they can continue providing so-so coverage to their beloved subscribers. At the conclusion of every five-year term, landlords who agree to a rent reduction can expect to have the carriers re-optimize their previously optimized cell tower leases until eventually either cell towers will become obsolete or the carriers will be renting space on their fully optimized leased property for free.

We have answered many critical questions here, and after reading our in-depth analysis into the inner eye of the cell tower infrastructure and leasing industry, you are likely scratching your head, and wondering how it is possible that there is only one truly independent carrier neutral cell tower consulting firm in the United States which is loved by landlords and despised by the establishment.

How are you going to affect lasting bandwidth change? Occupy your cell phone tower.

Source by Steven Kazella

Get All Negatives "Legally" Removed From Your Credit Report

Two or three negative items on your credit report can lower your score from a respectable 780 score to a below average of 580. The difference between a 780 score and a 580 score could easily cost you an extra $500 to $3,000 or more each month in higher monthly payments. A low credit score could prevent you from getting hired or getting the promotion you are counting on. You now have a legal way to fight back against Experian, Trans Union and Equifax from putting these negative items on your credit report.

Federal Law requires all 3 Credit Bureaus to have “verifiable proof” of every account on file before they can report anything on that account. If they do not have the “verifiable proof” required when you request it from them then the law requires them to remove all of the negative items on that account from your report. It doesn’t matter if the reported item is correct or not. Before they can report the item on your report they have to have the verifiable proof on file.

The dirty little secret is that all 3 credit bureaus don’t have the “verifiable proof” on file that Federal Law requires them to have. What this means is that the Credit Bureaus are not complying with the law unless you force them to. To force the credit bureaus to comply with the law you have to send them a letter asking them to provide you with copies of the original documents used to set up the account showing your signature on it. The truth is, the original creditor might have this document on file but the Credit Bureaus never have it in their files. They don’t keep files! It is too costly for them to keep this documentation on file considering that up until now very few people know about the law that they do not comply with. If you request proof from them they will at best ask the original creditor to provide you with the document. That is not good enough. If they don’t have the proof in their files then the law requires them to remove the items that they are reporting on that account from your report.

You can get any type of negative credit item removed no matter how bad, how many or how recent. That includes foreclosures, bankruptcy, late payments, charge-offs, judgments, repos and collections. All of them can be removed.

Once removed these items can not be put back on. The law also states that once an item is removed or changed it cannot be re-reported without the credit bureau getting a fine of $1,000 per item for reporting information when the credit reporting agency knows they do not have verifiable documentation. It’s the law.

Bad Credit increases the cost of your car insurance and your home insurance. It increases your mortgage interest rates which means that your monthly mortgage payments will be hundreds of dollars higher each month. Your car payment will be $100-$400 or more higher each month when you have a low credit score.

It is even worse for some people. A low credit score will prevent some people from maintaining their required security clearance or their professional license which means that they may lose their means to earn a living. A low credit score may also prevent you from getting a job promotion or even from getting hired in the first place.

The bottom line is, Credit Bureaus get paid millions of dollars a year from creditors to report negatives on your report but there is a Federal Law that you can use to stop them from doing this. By doing it you will be getting a fresh new start. You can get rid of all those high interest loans and you will never get turned down again.

Source by Thomas Mathews

Bars – Best Place to Drink Cocktails and Mocktails

London the capital of Britain is not only famous for its notable historic events but also for it’s tempting bar culture. Foot tapping music, or quiet corners, tempting cocktails or fuzzy mocktails and a lot more is what you would find in London Bars. A bar is the right place to release the full days tensions or a special evening planned with friends or loved ones. What makes the place so special is the energy in there along with the most perfect drinks that give the right comfort to talk.

One can find people getting back from a hard day at work entering the most popular London bars and getting rid of all their tensions and cares. So, it’s a cool place for all the heavy heads to unwind to the hilt. It seems that endless conversations, luscious wine and some sumptuous food is what completes the day of every person in London. From tequilas to mojitos, fine scotch to French wines, there is some or the other drink to suit everybody’s pocket. This makes the London bars so popular and fun place to be. People who have the bug money to splurge on drinks and fun can pick on their kind of bar while the others can also chill in a small place not worrying about the bill. A certain respite for the ladies is the special nights where they can take their girls to London bars and drink unlimited again not worrying about their pocket. Being with your gang of girls and conversing over smooth drinks is a sure high for any one. The fun of a night out also lies in dressing up and looking pretty or even going out in a relaxed attire which surely gives the signal that you are relaxing and no one dare disturb you!

A traveler with small budgets can always pick and choose out of the varied London bars according to their choice of music be it pop rock or jazz. Also one can look out for a bar near the hotel you are staying to save up the traveling time and cost. If you are looking out for some live entertainment options, you can ask around and get lucky with the best band playing near your place of stay. So it is certain that one can choose the right place on account of their travel time, budget, the kind of music and crowd or entertainment options. The perfect idea is also to ask locals out there who are surely friendly to guide you to the best London bars for you to check out different places and get a feel of this most amazing culture of the city. Heading out to a nice place all decked up with your favorite people is something everybody wants to do. Its not only about spending time with people you love but the London bars provide the best ambiance to relax and converse along with indulging in some lovely drinks and music. A perfect extravagance for anybody who likes to enjoy life and have fun!

Source by Rakhi Gera

Understanding Your Rental Agreement and an Eviction Notice

Almost all landlords will eventually have to evict one of his tenants. To evict means to use legal methods to force a tenant to leave the landlord’s property if they will not do so voluntarily.

There are many reasons a landlord may have to evict, including the tenant not paying rent or breaching his lease. Sometimes a landlord and tenant just can’t see eye to eye on various things such as repairs or late fees, and the landlord wishes for the tenant to leave but the tenant will not go voluntarily, so the landlord is forced to begin the eviction procedure.

When a landlord finds himself in this type of situation and wishes to file an eviction suit to force the tenant to leave, it is imperative to follow all relevant laws exactly and fill out the legal forms and other papers correctly and accurately. If this is not done properly, your eviction request may be denied and you will have to start over again, but if you do everything correctly and prove your case, the tenant will be legally forced to leave and you will have the full support of the local sheriff in removing him if he still refuses to go.

To try to avoid the cost and aggravation of having to evict a tenant, write out all of the situations or circumstances that would cause you to ask a tenant to leave and include those in your lease agreement so you will have a solid foundation based on breach of contract should you have to file an eviction suit. By signing the lease agreement with these stipulations included, the tenant is agreeing to all these terms when they sign the lease.

Each landlord will have different standards. Some may allow pets and some may not. Some may be strict on the number of occupants and some will not care. Standard items are damaging the property or tenants doing any kind of criminal activity on the rented property such as drug use or sales. Unless it involves discrimination or other legally prohibited actions, each landlord has the right to set forth “dos and don’ts” for tenants renting his property.

When you have come to the conclusion that you have no alternative but to evict a tenant, gather together all of the documentation you will need to provide evidence that the tenant has breached his lease. The lease agreement is the most single important document. You will also need any other written documents you may have given to the tenant, including letters you have written him warning him that his actions are unacceptable or notes you have made detailing any oral warnings.

If nonpayment of rent is an issue, make copies of any relevant canceled checks. If a tenant has engaged in illegal activity or activities that create problems with neighbors, make sure you have any applicable copies of police reports or notes or letters from neighbors, etc.

You will then need to prepare an eviction notice which states the reasons you are proceeding with the eviction and give the tenant a deadline by which he must vacate the leased premises and deliver it to the tenant.

One type of eviction notice is a Notice to Vacate. This is the simplest type of eviction notice and applies when the tenant breaches the lease agreement in some way which has been set forth in the lease agreement such as nonpayment of rent or having additional occupants move in.

If a tenant is late on his rent, a Notice to Pay Rent applies. If the tenant has damaged the property or been overly noisy behaving in an unacceptable manner by some other action, a Notice to Vacate Because of a Nuisance is applicable

You will need to go to the court in your county to arrange for the eviction notice to be formally delivered (in legal terms, served) to the tenant. When you go to the court, you will need to have several copies of your eviction notice and be prepared to pay a small filing fee. You will also need to have copies of all of your supporting documentation.

The county clerk may file them and give you two sets of official documents: one for you and one for the tenant. In most states the clerk will give you a document called a Summons to serve upon the tenant. A court date may also be set at that time to give the tenant his right to argue against the eviction if he feels he has been wronged.

The next step is to serve the official documents which were given to you by the court clerk to the tenant. Note that the documents must be personally served on the tenant by putting them directly into his hands. If you would rather not do this yourself, you can pay the county sheriff”s office or a private process server to serve it on the tenant. In some circumstances it may also be delivered by certified mail, but in order for the service to be accepted by the court using this method, the tenant must sign for delivery, proving that he did receive it.

A certification of service of the official documents on the tenant will be located on the summons, on the back of the summons, or as its own document. Make sure that this has been properly filled out and that the person who served the tenant, whether it was you, the sheriff’s deputy, or the private process server, has signed it, then bring it to the county clerk to be filed.

If the tenant does not respect the documents and voluntarily leave then you will need to go to court. Be well prepared! You must prove your allegations in court with tangible evidence. When you are in court, offer your documents as calmly and logically as possible.

If you prevail in court, a Writ of Possession will be issued which continues the process of the eviction. A date will be set for the tenant to vacate the rented premises, and you must arrange for a sheriff’s deputy to be present on that date in case the tenant still persists in refusing to leave or is difficult. If necessary, the sheriff will forcibly remove the tenant and arrange for his belongings to be put in storage.

Please note that each state has different rules on the number of days the tenant has before he must vacate the premises. Make sure you verify this timeframe before you prepare and serve an eviction notice. If you serve improper paperwork, it may delay the eviction process and you may have to begin the whole process again.

Source by Darren W Chow

Financial Statements – Business Owner’s Friend Or Foe?

Financial Statements are a set of statistics and scores not unlike the statistics and scores that show up after a sports game. For a sports team owner or manager, the statistics, replays, opinions, and ultimately the score, are a vital part of analyzing, tweaking and improving the game. They would never ignore them. It is their way of increasing the win rate. In contrast, business owners and managers, more often than not, it seems, view their financial statements as a necessary evil to satisfy the I.R.S. They either are completely unaware of the power of these reports, or they just choose to discount them. Many business owners are happy to turn the reports over to a bookkeeper or accountant to analyze.

So, what is wrong with that? Well, for starters, when the business owner does not use the financial reports as a tool, profitability is based more on luck than strategy.

Take forecasting the profitability of the business for example. Without knowledge of past performance, how do you come up with reasonable budget numbers? When done properly, there will be at least two components, historical performance and growth projection. However, if you do not clearly understand what is going on in your company, what minor or major changes will you make? Do you have the right mix of staff? Are there product lines that are not profitable? Is your pricing correct? How about your overhead, can that be improved or is it already in line with industry standards? How exactly can you improve your score? Do you know when there is a black hole draining your profits?

Then, there is the control issue. Who is controlling your business? Do you have controls in place? From experience, I can tell you that when the owner does not know what is going on with the finances of the business, there is ample room for corruption. Would you know if someone was stealing from you? Sometimes it is small seemingly insignificant skimming and other times it is more like grand theft. It happens all the time and the business owner is often completely unaware.

The solution is for the business owner to become educated in the financial aspects of the business. This does not mean they have to become an accountant. But, it is critical that they become knowledgeable of the accounting model in place. They need to understand the language. Business finance is no more difficult to understand than most other aspects of running a business. It is probably less difficult than some aspects.

The three most important financial reports are The Balance Sheet, The Income Statement and The Cash Flow Statement. The most important Key Performance Indicators are within these three reports. It is a cake walk!

Are financial statements your friend or foe? Friend, definitely friend! Take the luck out of profitability.

Source by Terri Dieckhaus

30 Truths About Motherhood

We speak to 30 mums who have been there, done that and lived to laugh about it!

On Pregnancy

1) You can never have enough photos of yourself and your growing belly.

2) Doctors are not Gods, what they say isn’t cast in stone. Trust your instincts and follow what you believe is the right path for you and your baby.

3) Your hormones can take you from being a sweetheart to a raging maniac then to a crying lunatic in ten seconds or less.

4) Your sex drive takes an extended vacation.

5) Being on bedrest could really happen to you! So start getting the nursery ready as soon as you find out you’re pregnant.

6) See a chiropractor for your backaches.

7) Get professional belly pictures taken. You do actually end up looking at them.

8) Measure the circumference of your belly just prior to going into labour

9) Take some photos looking down at your belly to capture the view you had every day!

10) Start now to learn to sleep on your side. It will pay off later as you get bigger. Sometimes it helps to use a few extra pillows.

On Labour

1) Labour does not feel like cramps, not like pooping, not like having sex when you are not lubricated. It’s more like a watermelon trying to force its way out of your body!

2) After an epidural you will fart. A lot!

3) Bring your own toilet paper with you to the hospital. Our taxes do not pay for soft toilet paper, and you don’t want to rub yourself with sand paper after just giving birth. Pack two rolls, one for before delivery (right after your water breaks), and one for after.

4) Bring an extra battery for the camera (just in case).

5) Get a doula. Her one and only concern is you and the baby. She has seen a hundred different births, helped a hundred different women with a hundred different pains.

6) You have to actually deliver the afterbirth as if it were another baby!

7) You might poop during pushing in labor.

8) When your water breaks, it is not just one big gush…it is several gushes.

9) Not only did will your hoo-ha hurt after labor…EVERYTHING will hurt!

10) How painful going to the loo would be after giving birth! If it’s intolerable you should sit on the toilet backwards, facing the wall when you pee (that way there’s less pressure down there and you can hold on to the toilet crying if need be!)

On Postpartum Life

1) Learn breastfeeding positions – certain ones are better for certain people. The football hold is not a good position for small breasted women.

2) You don’t need that many clothes for a newborn… You have to store what you buy!

3) Your first birth is not a predictor of your second birth. If your first labour was tough, your second might be a lot easier.

4) Sleep deprivation is a torture method for a reason and you will be finding out exactly why.

5) Not every restroom has a baby changing station. Be sure to find out exactly which shopping centres have a nursing room before heading out!

6) Men really can sleep through a crying baby.

7) If you think you have enough pads for your postpartum experience, you are wrong. Buy another pack. And another. Better to have too many than to gamble on your husband bringing home the right ones.

8) I wish someone would have told me that men are slower at “getting it” with what the baby wants and needs.

9) Little boys need the man hood to pointed down over in there nappys or they can pee out of the top of them very easily.

10) Don’t warm bottles up too much as your baby will get used to it, and then you will have to lug about flasks or find bottle warmers that take forever! The same goes for food too!

Source by Roshni Mahtani