Take a look at the following tips written especially for soon-to-be dads. A quick and short guide for soon-to-be dads to get you started on your exciting journey of fatherhood and begin bonding with your baby.
Preparing the house for baby’s arrival
Dads sometimes feel left out of the pregnancy process by virtue of the dominant role that Mothers play. But there is plenty that expecting Fathers can get involved in, especially in preparing the home for baby’s arrival. Baby essentials such as a crib, pram, car seat, changing table, toys, clothes, dummies and are other essential items need to be purchased before baby’s arrival. Painting and decorating the room can also be your job, but make sure you consult with Mom first!
Bonding with your baby
Soothing a crying baby
When newborn babies cry, it can be very stressful. The first thing to do is to find out if there is any cause for the crying. Is baby due for a feed? Does baby’s nappy need changing? Is baby tired? If everything has been taken care of, baby is probably crying for no reason, which is very common. Luckily, there are some known tricks to soothe baby’s tears. Taking baby for a drive usually does the trick and puts baby to sleep. But any kind of movement helps too. Try rocking baby back and forth or even putting on some soft music and swinging to it. If all else fails, just wait it out while comforting baby. Eventually baby should doze off to sleep.