Literally, a father is defined as a male parent to his children parallel to mother. Several changes of technological, economic, and ideological in our society are redefining what it is to be a father. Most fathers are taking on more responsibility for early newborn and baby care. The ideal modern father usually goes to childbirth class with his partner, coaches her during labour, attends her during delivery, and shares in the care and feeding of the infant, especially when his partner returns to work.
Becoming a father can be very exciting and seemed like the next logical step in your life. During pregnancy, you should think about the health of your baby and be supportive of any lifestyle changes that your partner needs to make. Get involved with setting up the nursery and preparing for babies arrival.
After childbirth, congratulations! You are already a father. Being a new father means you have to make extra effort. You need to keep going back to your baby’s room and spend some time with your baby, even if it sometimes feels as if your partner is pushing you away to handle things on her own. Make sure you have time alone with your baby; you can do it by simply asking your partner or encourage her to go to a spa or coffee with a friend.
Here are some roles you need to know as your baby grows:
Taking care of your baby may be a delicate matter for you. However, you must accept to leave your male virility that is expected of a man, to one side, share the parenting role where you can and change that dirty nappy!
Show you partner that you are confident in his parenting ability. Also try to appreciate seeing his closeness with your baby. Give him time to spend it alone with your baby, to interact the way he wants to, and to hold the baby the way he feels right to him.