So Much Of What You Read About Your Pregnancy And Baby's Early Months Focus On Mom, But Let's Not Overlook Your Bundle Of Joy's Other Parent.
Dads play an important role in their babies lives, and that begins during mom's pregnancy. So much of what you read about your pregnancy and baby's early months focus on mom, but let's not overlook your bundle of joy's other parent. Check out some of our great articles on Pregnancy and Baby about dad's role in your baby's life.
Your husband and breastfeeding. Odd as it sounds, you and your child aren't the only ones affected by your decision to breastfeed -- your husband is too. And getting him involved is critical. A number of studies have shown that when dads support and encourage breastfeeding, their wives are more interested in doing it, are a lot more successful and do it for longer. 20 reasons why your child needs you to be an active father. Fathers play a critical role in the development of their children. However, many fathers are uncertain about the responsibilities and privileges associated with this role. Children need fathers who love and care for them on a consistent basis. The latest research indicates that fathers who are actively involved in raising their children can make a positive and lasting difference in their lives. In contrast, this same research reveals a number of potentially negative outcomes for children whose fathers are not involved. Read 20 reasons why your child needs you to be an active father. 5 Bottle feeding tips for dads. Letting your baby take a bottle from dad is a great way to encourage bonding and gives mom a much-needed break. There’s a special closeness that comes with feeding your new baby. Gazing at one another, feeling the tenderness of skin-to-skin contact, and knowing that you’re providing vital nourishment make feeding time the ideal time to bond. But feeding is not a pleasure reserved for mothers alone. Dads, too, can get in on the bonding action – even if Mom is breastfeeding. 8 Ways for dad to bond with baby. When it comes to newborns, Dads may feel like Moms take the driver’s seat. Encourage dad to start bonding with baby from day one. Even when a new Dad is apprehensive about how to care for his new tiny bundle of love, it’s important for Dads to get in on the baby bonding action early -- and here's how.