Most families start going out with their baby possibly a month or two after they're born. Maybe to a family event, maybe even outstation or even something as simple as going to the mall--and when you're out most mothers are constantly worried about one thing. Will I find a safe and clean place to feed my baby?
If I had to think about babies, I would say that the music is a lot more important than the lyrics because when they are really young they are not paying attention to the words. All that they need is a good melody.
You do this for you and for your wife so that you get a little change from being parents all the time. I mean, on vacation, you'll continue to be parents - change diapers, put him to sleep, feed him at all hours (you brave mommies you) and keep looking at every little thing he does…but you get to do that in a place away from home.
Make sure that as they're growing up they know how to take care of themselves too. Simple stuff like staying away from strangers, not accepting anything from someone you don't know or calling out for help when they need it.
"I'll teach him to always be respectful and kind. Doesn't matter if you're talking to a boy or a girl. To someone younger than you or older than you. I've always found that if you're good to someone, they will be good to you."
One way of feeling close to your baby is to simply hold them close to you. Mothers obviously to do this most of the time because the baby is feeding constantly. For dads, however, it's a bit tricky finding this me-time with the newborn. Well, here's something that really worked for me - babywearing!
No one gives men advice on what to do when your wife is pregnant or how to deal with it…so here's a crash course. First up, while it is a massive change in your life and while things will never be the same now, recognise one thing - It. Is. All. About. Her!
There are a lot of things that one has to consider before bringing a child into this world. Mentally, emotionally, financially and physically, it is a challenging and quite often a draining proposition...not to mention the greatest lifelong commitment…