When my son was born people thought my partner Ben was acting like he knew nothing about babies to get...
When my son was born people thought my partner Ben was acting like he knew nothing about babies to get out of actually doing anything with the baby. 842357_charlize_mr_8.jpgIn reality, Cedar was the very first baby that Ben ever held. Some guys might be acting clueless because they don't feel like helping but in many cases they may need some real help. Girls are encouraged from a young age to act like care givers. We play with baby dolls and pretend we are mamas ourselves long before we actually have our own families. Of course this is not across the board but it's true for a lot of couples -- one will know more about babies. If your hubby (or partner) needs a primer give him one. You are the best source of baby advice because you likely spend a lot of time with your baby and think of it this way -- if you train your partner he may just do things the way you like. Get him involved with the everyday issues; bathing, changing, feeding (if you use a bottle), and the fun stuff. Don't forget to tell him that babies like to be held and cuddled a lot. He may not realize this. Need more help? Turn to books. The best new dad book I know of is The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year by Armin A. Brott. It's a great and easy read covering all aspects of the first year with a new baby -- from a dad's point of view. Your guy will actually read this book, enjoy it, and learn all at the same time. Nice.

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