Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

What is the best way to help "Daddy" gain confidence with taking care of baby?


Asked by AugustMidge at 3:35 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

Level 12 (675 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • If you fear it, then he will not be able to gain confidence.
    Babies are pretty hardy little things. If you appear annoyed everytime he does not do something the exact way you do it, he will not gain the confidence he needs. He is going to have his own way of doing things. If I see my Dh struggling, I don't say "you are doing it wrong" I say, "here, let me show you how I do it, You might find it easier". otherwise, I just let him go. If i hear the baby crying, I might say "you need any help" If he responds "No" I just let it go.

    Answer by layh41407 at 3:49 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Lots of practice on his own when you aren't around to help when he gets overwhelmed. You just have to do it.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Leave them alone together. Go to the store. He'll see he can do it.

    Answer by mompam at 3:36 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I fear I am going to have a hard time with that. I know I am going to have to once she is here but its going to be difficult. Was it hard for anyone else?

    Comment by AugustMidge (original poster) at 3:39 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I agree with mompam. He will figure it out.

    Answer by theutilitarian at 3:43 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • You've gotta leave them alone together. Otherwise, you'll get called to help or advise with everything.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:57 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • dont know, my dh does night duty with our newborns ( he gets 6 weeks leave form military paid) and he has always done 50 % of the work! He was ready, maybe yours just needs to want o !

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 6:42 PM on Oct. 9, 2010