So Lets discuss the ideas how Daddy Can Help new mom without mom being worried at all.
I remember the day when my twins were 5 months old and I went for dinner with my sister keeping kids with Daddy. Every five minutes I used to check my mobile thinking that, will he be able to handle them, may be he needs my help making kids sleep, are my kids crying constantly with daddy in charge alone? But thanks to my husband and my understanding kids, the dinner went on smoothly without any panic call from Daddy. This all was due to sound planning and following specific baby seating checklist.
So my point here is baby’s care is important for daddy and when you trust and mutually agree, your baby can have good bonding time with Daddy’s day care. Let’s learn how dad can help baby and new mom.
Its also a good idea to go relax yourself from daily routine, it makes you fresh and happy,gives you opportunity to communicate with others and replenish your energies.
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Here day care does mean daddy is working as a nanny or its a creche facility at home. Some ‘time sharing’ between daddy and baby also makes daddy understand how much work and stress mommy is taking and she needs a break from it some times where daddy can help.
Baby Seating Check List
When you plan to go out for few hours & this is first time for daddy to handle baby for so many hours, you can use below recommended Baby seating checklist to plan things perfect.When you plan to go out for few hours & this is first time for daddy to handle baby for so… Click To Tweet
Arrange baby’s food, sterilized milk bottles, formula, pair of cloths, diapers, baby’s favorite toys etc which may be required within few hours.
Keeps these things easily accessible for daddy.
Take a live demo for diaper change
Inform daddy about what will be the requirement in case baby cries like rocking, making him sleep, singing to him, story telling, give him a toy to play, watching some exciting baby videos together.
Record your voice just in case your baby is too much cranky and needs to listen to you.
Ask daddy to do some of these activities in your presence so it will be easier and helpful later when you are out.
Give them the space to bond with each other without too much instructions of course!
Again, for any emergency when you are out, your cell phone is always there.
Finally, don’t get scared or start shouting when you come back and see the house in a complete mess! Daddy can help with that too!!
Finally trust between parents plays an important role and Daddy can be equally loving and caring for the baby! Other than just look after baby, dad can also help mom with house hold chores and some shopping too! Mutual understanding and sharing the load is key. So sit back, relax and enjoy some free time when your baby is with daddy’s day care!!!
Share your stories when your baby was with dad & how dad can help baby & mom in the comments section below. Dads are part of play, learning & attachment parenting in our PregnancyDost Way Signature program Bonding with Baby at Ahmedabad. If you are in or around Ahmedabad you are invited to pre-register as the sessions fill up fast.
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