Strengthening the Daddy Bond

Baby Boredom

Newborn babies don't do very much besides nurse and sleep. Moms usually expect this and are perfectly content with holding and cuddling their infant. But many dads feel like they're missing something.

Hurdle: Because baby can't play catch, take walks, or talk back, dad doesn't think baby is very interesting.

Solution: The more hands-on Dad gets with baby care, the more he'll see that baby is capable of mastering new skills at a breathtaking pace. Simply spending time with baby will show Dad the many wonderful things his baby is capable of doing. Learning how to comfort his baby, seeing his baby's first smile, and watching as his baby begins to grasp an object or roll over will bring hours of pride and delight. Soon he'll realize how much his baby really can do and what great fun they can have together!

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