Being a New Dad
It’s not uncommon for a new father to question whether you’re really ready to be a father when your child is born or to think that you will be a bad father because you don’t know what to do. You shouldn’t feel guilty about these thoughts. All it takes is some confidence—and that will come quicker than you think when your new child is brought home. Once a man changes a diaper or feeds the baby for the first time, he gains confidence and realizes he is ready to be a dad and will be successful.
During the next 30 days, you can expect to bond with your child, help your wife and become comfortable in your new role as “Daddy.” Though everyone says there’s nothing you can do to prepare for fatherhood, you’re taking the first step by learning all you can about your new job.
DID YOU KNOW? In households with both parents, babies will say “dada” before “mama” (or versions of them) more than 55% of the time. Remember that your role in your child’s life is just as important as your wife or partner’s. Keep that in mind as you go through the next 30 days and beyond.