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Survival Tips for New Dads

Your guide to survive the first month with a newborn

Becoming a father is a profound and life-altering experience. It transcends mere lifestyle adjustments, fundamentally reshaping one’s very being. The prospect of impending fatherhood often triggers a wave of apprehension in many soon-to-be dads. Questions like “Am I ready for this?” and “Will I be a good father?” can loom large, casting doubts on their abilities. However, it’s important to recognize that every father, at some point, embarked on this journey as a first-time dad, facing the same uncertainties. Fear not, for every challenge holds the potential for growth. Here’s your ultimate guide to embrace fatherhood!

JUST BE PRESENT

It’s crucial to not only be physically present but emotionally available for both the mother and the baby. We understand that life can be demanding, and after a taxing day at work, all you may crave is the solace of a warm bed and a lengthy nap. However, we assure you that few experiences rival the joy of holding your baby in your arms. These precious moments are indelible and irreplaceable, and you wouldn’t want to miss them for anything in the world.

ALWAYS HAVE YOUR COFFEE AROUND

Get prepared for sleep deficiency. Babies cry a lot. Soothing them by pacing the corridors of your home can be remarkably effective in lulling them to sleep. However, managing this task when you were just in a deep slumber moments ago is undeniably challenging. During this period, it’s likely that coffee will become your steadfast companion, aiding you in staying alert and attentive despite the fatigue.

MOTHERS HATE CHANGING DIAPERS, TOO

If she can do it, then you can do it. While the baby may not remember you changing their diapers, both you and your wife will. Your willingness to handle this task will be appreciated later on. It’s an act of care and love that may not be immediately understood, but in the years to come, you’ll look back and realize that you’ve been a nurturing father right from the start.

IT GETS BORING AND FRUSTRATING SOMETIMES

Parenting can undeniably become monotonous and frustrating at times. In reality, it’s a continuous challenge, akin to an emotional roller coaster where moments of elation swiftly give way to exasperation. However, this ebb and flow is characteristic of life itself – a blend of highs and lows rather than a perpetual bed of roses. The journey of nurturing a child, witnessing their growth, and seeing them carry your name is undoubtedly rewarding, but it comes with its share of difficulties. Babies fall ill, they cry despite being fed and changed, and this is where the true test lies – in embracing the new reality and all the trials that fatherhood brings. 

ROMANTICIZE DATES WITH A BABY

It’s understandable how disconcerting it can be when your baby’s cries draw attention in a public setting. However, it’s important to remember that change doesn’t always necessitate a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. You can still enjoy dates, yet in a new context. This is where the beauty lies – in the ability to express and experience love in diverse stages of life, including the unique stage of parenthood. 

To all the daddies-to-be, you’re gonna make it through!

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