Well! Being a dad could be really exciting yet demanding at the same time. You have a roller coaster ride of intense emotions which are bundled with joy, frustration, stress and most importantly unconditional love. Sooner or later you learn to manage the stride with pride and joy and these small tips will help you learn to achieve management soon.
- Get into in sooner
As a dad, you should plunge into nurturing your kid right from the beginning. The sooner you start the better you understand the requirements as per different stages of the child development. Moreover, it helps you to get bonded with your baby really well and that makes it a lot easier later.
- Look for Cues
Your baby will surely try to indicate what he or she wants. You should look for cues in your baby and by observing keenly and spending time with your baby you will be able to look for the right cues.
- Taking the baby in your arms
Holding the baby on your lap or in your arms will help the baby to get a secured feeling through your physical touch. This will nurture your relation with the baby and will help in building up better mutual understanding.
- Talk a lot with your baby
Your baby builds up his or her vocabulary by picking up words from your language. For example, you could always talk to her while bathing her, changing her or putting her to sleep. Your talking helps in better understanding and learning of the child.
- Help your wife with breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is one of the important ways of bonding with the child. It would be very helpful if you can make yourself available to help the mom and the baby to get done with breastfeeding completely.
- Get hold of the right information
Internet has made it so handy for you to understand and read text related to upbringing babies. You would be amazed to see the relevance of information with tips on handling the upcoming or current issues available on the net.
- Spend more time
The more time you spend with your child that much more he knows you and you know him. The more the better the merrier. Don’t look for taking out a slot specifically from your routine because that may not be possible with hectic work routine but yes you can dedicate yourself to doing certain tasks for the baby like changing diapers, bathing, playing etc.
- Have some ‘Me-time’
Having some ‘Me-time’ is very important. It really helps to get back to life with full energy. Most new parents like you often get so absorbed in bringing up the new life that they forget that they have their own identity as well. This leads to a self crisis and new dads like you start feeling exhausted and drained out.
- Stay Positive
Sleepless nights after hectic work day could be very taxing. It may lead to frustration in you and your partner and sometimes the personal relationship suffers in it. Staying positive will help you deal with the new responsibilities better and also it will help in upbringing the spirits of your partner as well.
- Seek help
Doing everything on your own will eventually lead to you feeling exhausted. You need to seek help from family and friends or hire some help to help you with some of your chores. It is necessary to make up for the loss of sleep else you will tire yourself out completely. Never hesitate to ask for help from people around you.
I hope this piece of information was helpful and you should start looking out for simple less time taking ways of finishing your other chores. With a baby around, suddenly the priorities change and those 24 hours in a day also look way too less to finish off everything.