Your baby daddy needs you too.
There are lots of changes occurring in your life as a new Mum. While learning to juggle them all, your baby daddy who helped make your baby can fall by the wayside. It’s important to take time for your man and keep him included in the care of your baby.
1.Keep him involved
In the early days of your baby’s life you as the mother are responsible for the bulk of childcare. Breastfeeding alone keeps baby on you a good chunk of the time. However, your baby’s got a daddy. Keep dad involved in the rearing, set aside specific tasks that Dad can do with baby such as bathing, nail clipping or walks (stroller rides). The idea is to get daddy to connect with baby knowing that mummy being the primary “meal provider & care giver” develops strong bonds with the baby, allowing him to develop his own bond.
2. Little things
It’s the little things that count, as they say. Sometimes a small gesture goes a long way. In the midst of all your bonding and baby care, give your man a reminder that he’s still important too. Something as small as arranging for his favourite meal or getting his favourite beer to watch the football game, small gestures can have a big impact.
3. Joint Baby Projects
You and your baby’s daddy are a team in this child-rearing game. A good way to build that team mentality is to work on a baby project together. Try something like journaling baby’s milestones or designing photo albums. Doing fun activities together can build the family cohesion you’ve dreamed about
While as the mother you are baby’s primary caregiver, there are things you can do to keep Dad included and solidify your family unit.