Baby Care- How Involved is Your DH/SO?

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Baby Care- How Involved is Your DH/SO?
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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 10:04am

Figuring out all the new relationships and roles when a new baby arrives can be very challenging. Most new parents are surprised by what they learn about themselves and their partners when a baby comes.

Baby care: 7 ways to get dad involved- http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/pdads/0,,h​bng,00.html?ice=iv:mb:msg:kp

Does your partner actively help out with baby care? Does he change diapers or get up in the middle of the night? What doesn't he do that you wish he would?

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Sat, 01-22-2011 - 10:29am

My husband took 3 weeks off work this time (as well as last time) to take care of our 3 and 6 year olds, cook and clean, and take care of me. It's been great, and although we don't have a crib in a separate room or bottles or anything like that, and I cosleep and breastfeed, he is the most loving and involved Papa I could imagine. He is very good at burping and using the Papa Shoulder Walk to soothe a baby who is dry, fed, but still has gas pains or some such cause for upset, and did walk the floors with our newborn for more than an hour several times in the first week, so I could get some rest after nursing, when our son simply needed help to move gas bubbles.

I am truly going to miss having my hubby home all the time (and so will the kids) when he goes back to work this coming Tuesday.

 

-Meg

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