Baby Care- How Involved is Your Partner?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Baby Care- How Involved is Your Partner?
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:17am

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-

Does your DH/SO actively help out with baby care? Does your partner 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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Registered: 04-21-2005
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 11:17am
My Dh is very involved. I feel truly blessed. We are a great team, and always trade off baby and take turns. He even wakes up with him 20min before he has to get ready for work at 3 in the morning. He gets less sleep than me, but if i look too tired, he tells me to take a nap, that he will take care of everything. I feel so lucky. My first 2 boys, they had different fathers who did NOTHING. So it makes me appreciate that i have finally found a great guy :)
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Registered: 10-08-2008
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 9:54am

This article may come in pretty handy this time around for me. With our DS my DH was only going to school and not working so he helped out a ton, without me asking for it much of the time. It also helped that he has a set of twins with his ex and so his seasoned approach was refreshing. This time, though, he is working two jobs so I may need to prod a bit more for some help and we still need to communicate even more so our DS doesn't get overrun by baby. Thanks for the article :)