New Parents: Supporting Dad
Congratulations, new dad! Sure, mom is busy taking care of your new little one, but she has needs too, and right now is a good time to let new mom sleep so that dad can have time with the baby. There are a lot of things that dad can do to help out, and this helps with bonding too.
Make time for dad time
Although mom is the one who has to do the breastfeeding (if you choose to breastfeed) of course, dad can be with the baby in the early morning wake up hours. Remember too, that letting mom sleep a few more hours is better for everyone!
Dad can get up in the night for bottle feedings or cuddles. Sometimes the baby is not crying to be fed, just for company. Dad can get up and cuddle, swaddle and soothe to make the baby feel safe. When dad gets up in the night, or at other times, it gives baby and dad a chance to look into each other’s eyes and get to know each other.
The stinky times too…
Babies need more than feeding, they also need cleaning and changing. Sometimes baby needs to burp and then be cleaned and fed all over again! Some babies have more colic than others, due to gas and abdominal pain. Being calm and relaxed for feeding time helps and so does having a system for mixing formula, breast milk or cereals easily and readily so that they are on hand when needed. These are all things dad can do to give mom a break while he bonds with baby.
Dads across the nation are embracing dad/baby time, whether they are feeding, changing, burping, or playing with their little one. Compared to 50 years ago, dads are spending triple the time with their children, and this means better outcomes for families of all kinds.
The Baby Blendy is here for you
The Baby Blendy is an easy way of mixing milk, formula or cereal right in the bottle. Take it with you wherever you go with your new little family or use it at home. It’s easy to use, clean, and transport so whether dad is doing the midnight feeding or taking baby to the park, he can rely on Baby Blendy to be there when needed. We all need a little help when a newborn arrives. Baby Blendy is daddy’s little helper.