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You found out you’re going to have a baby. As you experience all the newness of pregnancy, your partner may naturally feel left out. You and your baby have already started bonding in a way he can’t. Once baby is born, some new dads take longer to bond, only furthering this disconnect.
It is so important to be partners in parenting from the start. Babies are demanding, and you’ll need to work together now more than ever to get through it. If you aren’t convinced, just read 8 honest truths about life with a newborn.
Keeping your partner engaged early on will also be incredibly important for your marriage. It’s time to ditch those traditional parenting roles. They no longer apply — especially today with both parents often working.
So how do you help dad become an expert baby handler?
Having a baby can naturally cause a strain on a marriage. Learn to be partners in parenting and you’ll get through it together. Just think, by the time the kids are school age, your relationship will be that much stronger.
Learn more about pregnancy and baby services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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