The postpartum period is a great time, but sometimes there are difficult moments, especially with a heap of new affairs. In this adventure, two should go - mom and dad. But it often happens that the mother and only the mother is involved in the process of raising a child. What if the husband does not help with the baby?
The role of the father in the life of the newborn is not much less than the role of the mother. But the young dad does not always fully understand the duties of the father, and often is just afraid to harm the child. Therefore, if the husband does not have a child, perhaps he simply does not know how to do it correctly.
Tips for moms:Ask your husband to help you with the baby. This will not only give you the opportunity to relax and rest, but also be able to strengthen the bond between dad and child.
Tips dads:Do not be afraid to do something wrong. Your wife has exactly the same skills in caring for a newborn as you have. Learn together. And take your responsibilities as a father from the very first day of the birth of the child.
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1. Spread the newborn on the tummy
Putting the baby on the tummy is important, as it helps him to grow and develop properly. You can start this process immediately after it is born, but it is usually recommended to put the baby on the bellysomewhereat the end of the first month. As soon as the doctor gives a signal, let the daddy shift the baby on his stomach and entertain him.
2. Change baby diapers
Of course, not the best occupation, but during the diaper change between the child and the parent a strong bond is established. Dads can tickle or massage small legs while changing the diaper. Baby should know that dad can also provide his cleanliness.
3. Put the baby to sleep
Dad and child: special relationship
Daddy's touch and warmly different from mother's, and very soon the childin its own wayadjust to my father's rhythm. Let dad himself selects the way to put the baby to sleep. This will give you enough time for a break, and he will be aware that he can put the child to bed.By the way, you can give our advice to dads how to quickly put a child to bed.
4. Bathe the baby
But this is more complicated. If your baby, like many others, likes to swim, then dad will have fun participating in it. Massaging the baby before bathing can calm and relax both (Read how to massage the baby). But if the baby doesn’t really like bathing, let his dad give him a massage before that and dress him after. In addition, dads can help your child splash a lot of water. Many fathers are also afraid to keep the child in the water, so that at least the first time you are near.
5. Daddy time
Dad and child: special relationship
Let your husband spend some time with the child himself. Let them laugh, share stories (dad can read a child even a financial report), take a couple of selfies, listen to music or just chat. Sharing time is important for both of them. They both adapt to each other's company while mom is not around. Do you have a chancefinallygo and enjoy the well-deservedspa treatments!
6. Feed the baby from the bottle
If you really feel you need to feed a baby from a bottle (expressed milk or formula), ask your dad.This will make him feel necessary and important, because he was entrusted to feed the child, thatagainstrengthens the bond between them. Also during the weaning period, feeding a baby from a bottle is recommended not to moms, butto someoneto another, that is, to fathers.
After a long day at work, the child will becomeanti-stressfor dad, so let him take care of the baby and forget about working troubles. Remember, your husband has a relationship with a child, even if you wantsomewherehelp him or prompt him, keep silent and give him the opportunity to sort things out himself.