The birth of your first baby equates to the birth of a new you—the new dad! As most of the attention is on mom during the nine month preparation period, dad often gets left behind in learning about and preparing for his new life. Having a family, and the birth of your first child, will forever change your lifestyle, environment, and thought process. Dads need to be prepared to embrace this change. Trust me, the rewards will be plentiful. Just wait until your new baby smiles at you for the first time—or the first time they call you dad!
Newborns wake up every 2-3 hours (as you have likely learned) to have their diapers changed and to eat. Yes, that means when they are up, so are you. You are in for a serious change in lifestyle. In the beginning, that means complete lack of sleep, which means things can spiral out of control. And quickly. Pay attention to the tips in this guide, and instill them into your daily routine. Remember that you and your partner are in this as a team. Find ways to support and help each other out.
Good luck out there…you’ll do great!
About Daddy Nickell:
Daddy Nickell, a.k.a. Robert Nickell, is a parenting expert, father of 7, and founder of Daddy & Co. a line of gifts and apparel that celebrate dads and fatherhood. He is also the creator and producer of My Life As A Dad (MLAAD), the groundbreaking new web series that showcases celebrity fathers and their journey to fatherhood. Visit DaddyNCompany.com and find Daddy & Co. on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also subscribe to the MLAAD YouTube channel.