(10) It’s about teamwork!
Don’t take all the tasks at hand and don’t give it all to mommy as well. You have to make this a super parenting team where shared responsibilities are your daily routine. This will make the parenthood more enjoyable and easier as well.
(9) Play a lot.
Your baby will not be a baby for a long time. You will be shocked at how time flies so fast when it comes to growing up. This is why most parents say “please don’t grow up so fast”. Take time to play with them because sometimes, that is all they need to feel loved by daddy.
(8) Take a break if you must.
Don’t pressure yourself on raising your child. You don’t need to be present all the time. In fact, experts’ advice that you take well-deserved breaks from time to time. Otherwise, you will get stressed and you might break down.
(7) You can call your pediatrician anytime.
You are a first time father and you will be at panic for the silliest medical emergencies. But don’t worry; pediatricians are trained to take this kind of situations. If you have a question about anything at all that is health related, then don’t hesitate to give your doctor a call.
(6) Talk to other fathers.
Talking to other dads out there is going to help you. They have been in those shoes before and they have the best advice to give. So listen up and take down notes if you must!
(5) Keep reading to your baby.
Reading is one of the best things you can do at a low expense to make sure your child’s brain develops very well. It will aid them in speaking earlier and, believe it or not, they get entertained. So invest in books, or just read to them materials you can download free online.
(4) Your promises matter.
Children take your words seriously. They have lots of time to remember everything you say. So when you promise to do something for them, you don’t have a choice but to do it. Otherwise, you will be slowly pushing your child away.
(3) Love the mother of your child.
The best thing a father could do for his child is to show them that he loves his mother. Most children develop angst or aloofness for their dads because of the way they treat their mothers. So whether or not you have a good relationship with the mom of your child or not, love her enough because she is still family
(2) prioritize your health and their health.
You can never perform your role as a father if you are not healthy. Same thing, you will have a hard time if your baby is unhealthy as well. Never skip on monthly check-ups and vaccines and you have to stop your vices such as drinking and smoking.
(1) Enjoy fatherhood!
Fatherhood is a serious thing but the best thing to do is to just enjoy it! Cherish every moment because this day won’t be like tomorrow. Tomorrow, your baby will be a day older!