Im a new father in desperate need of advice.

@Treezy (115)
United States
February 19, 2008 9:41am CST
My son was born on the 3rd of February and I am currently a stay at home father. I am kind of nervous at times because I am clueless at to what I should be doing the whole time, I tend to him when he crys but i mean what type of stuff should I teach him? Any Suggestions or advice please help. Thank you and God Bless
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
19 Feb 08
It is good that you want to be a good dad. Relax, first. The baby wont break. Enjoy him while he is little, he wont be for long. Read to him, even if he doesn't know what you are saying. The warmth and care of your voice will soothe him. As he gets older show him everything,birds, butterflies, bugs, planes, cars. Always remember patience, especially when he asks why over and over and over. Good luck!
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@Treezy (115)
• United States
19 Feb 08
thanks for the advice people
• United States
19 Feb 08
He was born Feb 3 of 2008? Let the little tike sleep! That's all babies do is sleep, eat and poop. Just keep his but clean and dry and his belly full so he can sleep and he will be happy as a clam. Congrats on the new baby! You seem like a proud daddy! Also, the short times he is awake just talk to him, play with his fingers, show him different noises, play with his tootsies. Do you have him on a schedule?
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@Treezy (115)
• United States
19 Feb 08
well i feed him every 3 hours because he was a preme and change him every other diaper unless he poos in each one and then I hold him and rock him to sleep when he goes nuts and starts crying
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I can't tell you how lucky you are to be a stay-at-home dad. I was on the road most of my son and daughter's life. I have been on deployments for 6 months and missed all kinds of things. In the end, will it be worth it. I hope that my Childrn will see me and remember that I made those deployments to protect us all and that I was away all those times to make sure that they do have too. Being a father means a lot. Be a good dad and remember that no matter how stressful your kid can make you, you have to be the adult and do the right thing.
@glamgrl (384)
• Ireland
20 Feb 08
sounds to me like your a great dad already i have a 1 year old it does get alot easier you get your confidence you get to know each other it gets easier good luck!
• India
20 Feb 08
as I also a father, it is difficult for us to handle the child. it is also easy for mother to take care of the child but believe me it is not impossible for us to do the same work as mother, we can handle them very well, but not a 100% . U have to take utmost care of your child, this is the stage when u have to pamper him. thanks and good luck