Men these days spend more time with their infants than dads of past generations did. Although dads frequently yearn for closer contact with their babies, bonding frequently occurs on a different timetable, partially because they don’t have the early contact of breastfeeding that many moms have.
But dads should realize, early on, that bonding with their child isn’t a matter of being another mom. In many cases, dads share special activities with their infants. And both parents benefit greatly when they can support and encourage one another.
Early bonding activities that both mom and dad can experience together include:
1. participating together in labor and delivery
2. feeding (breast or bottle); sometimes dad forms a special bond with baby when handling a middle-of-the-night feeding and diaper change
3. reading or singing to baby
4. giving the baby a bath
5. mirroring baby’s movements
6. mimicking baby’s cooing and other vocalizations — the first efforts at communication
using a front baby carrier during routine activities
7. letting baby feel the different textures of dad’s face
Tags: bonding, Dads
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Wow nice write up.l love no 7
Sending to hubby right away. Thaks admin
Hubby does more of the baby bathing, i don’t have a clue.
Thanks.My husband does all these,though he doesn’t change diapers when baby poos..lol
My husband does all these and more.
Message.. Awwww dats my hubby for u bt he doesn’t chng diaper oo once he kws I wanna chng baby diaper he runs away zooooooom
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