Help Needed!

May 26, 2007 8:52pm CST
Can anyone pass on some dam good information or advise, on what a new dad to be needs to do? i read someone elses disscussion, but those dont apply to me, as my girlfriend is breast feeding, so i cant really prepare formal milk can I????? other than helpin change the nappies, sing a song and make the baby go to sleep! u cant honeslty tell me thats all there is too it!?!?!?!?!? HELPPPPPPPPPPPP
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6 responses
• United States
27 May 07
I think some of the stuff you could do to help out would be the diapers, help with keeping the house clean, laundry, maybe fix your girlfriend a nice dinner, and a big help is getting up with the baby so she can sleep a little. I was so tired when I came home from the hospital, my husband had to go back to work, and I felt so overwhelmed with trying to do the everyday stuff and take care of the baby. If I could have had a little help with the small things, it would have made things so much easier. I would have loved to have had someone to sing to my son and get him to sleep so I could get some rest. I think you will do just fine. If anything, just ask your girlfriend what you can do that would help her out.
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27 May 07
u see, im glad i posted this, as what u have said sounds amazin, id never have thought of them things, thank you very much, i will keep those in mind
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• Canada
27 May 07
LOL awwww too cute. ok well offer to let mom sleep while you take babe even if its only for 30min, give baby baths umm change babies diaper as you have been doing. Cook dinner or lunch for your girlfriend just offer to do little things that you don't really think are a big deal. Go shopping for her if she seems warn out the little things usually help the most
27 May 07
my wife keeps tellin me that, but i had never paid much attention to it untill now, coz of the baby and all, shopping idea would more than likely help her out loads too, thank you, will keep in mind
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• Canada
27 May 07
Your very welcome hun. You seem to be on the right track at least LOL everyone here on mylot is very helpful so don't hesitate to ask anything
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• Philippines
27 May 07
you can be a good dad in many ways and not pressuring your self. there's so many things you can do though it really requires a lot to be a good father. im a father too.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
29 May 07
You have been given some good advice as to help you babies' mother but you also need to bond with that little tyke. You can do that by just holding him/her and reading to him/her. It's never too early to start reading to the littel tyke. It could become a bed time ritual. Talk to him/her about how you love Mommie and why you love her. she'll be listening and probably love to hear it too.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
29 May 07
Thanks flr the BR. My son read to his kids until they were about 12 years old. They even read the Tolkin stories. Bothe kids love to read now and they are 18 and 20
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29 May 07
well i aint had kids (yet :-O) but im hoping my partner is going to be very supportive of me. understanding is a big one to so he knows its not him if im in a bad mood or stressed out. im also hoping that he will take some time each nite with the baby whether it be bathing or just watching over it whilst i chill out. of course its not always going to be possible but it would even be nice if one day out of the week you tried to give her a day to herself :-)
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@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
9 Oct 07
One things is to be there, let them know that you will always be there for them, babies love attention, the only things that they continue to live for is the love and attention they get from their parents. Babies will remember you doing this in their hearts and in the back of there minds for as long as they live and will in turn show that love back to you as they grow older.
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18 Oct 07
yes i agree, and thats one thing i know my daughter will never miss out on, as i intend to give them as much love as they deserve! unconditionall as it may be but they will never need for that at least, thank you