Posted on Feb 27, 2008 | Comments 0
It will be exciting for you in becoming a new father for the first time.
In the olden days, every thing is handled by the mother, but now-a-days new father is expected to do all the things like loving, caring, supporting and handling with nappies.
You may not feel qualified or ready for the new position in your life. You have a huge bundle of responsibilities in the life but no one is looking at you.
For new father, it is just important in becoming parent for the first time. But the full attention is towards the mother and the baby. The new father is just left out of it.
The new father’s world:
For the first time, a lot of changes have been demanded from you when you enter the fatherhood. You have to switch to “dad” from regular “guy”. You may not get enough sleep time and your sex life will go for a while.
Suddenly you need lot of patience. You should have patience when your new baby cries without any reason and you have to discover it or the baby can wake you up in the midnight.
You may be demanded from your wife for attention when you just settle for intimate evening. When you become a new father, patience and calm coping are needed for you.
The new fatherhood joys:
It is adventurous in becoming a new father fortunately. But, the early days of fatherhood may seem to be difficult. You may feel a little spare part and feel that you are naturally less connected to your baby.
It will be difficult for you to hold the baby for the first time but you can develop it after some time. You can enjoy these feelings.
You need to develop the fathering skills like good mothering that takes more practice and time to learn those skills. Most of the men do not have the experience and training for the infant child care like that of women. You may ask questions or observe what others are doing to improve your skills.
You can spend most of the time with your baby that can help you to get your hands on the baby very often or as soon as possible. You can know what the baby needs and how she or he communicates with you by directly caring the infant.
You can get close to the baby when you give sole care. This helps you to know the baby’s language they communicate her or his basic needs.
The father-child relationship can be built by the bond of your interactions, care giving and touching. You can become the effective parent in the future if you spend time in caring your baby.
It is challenging for new father, but the joys and challenges of new born bring you close together.
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