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But if you look closely most of them are about motherhood. Fatherhood - The Truth, on the other hand, is a shed-friendly man's guide to the whole scary, life-changing business. One that looks beyond the happy-clappy cliches into the fiery hell of night feeds and projectile vomiting. The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide. From buying buggies and cutting the cord to dealing with your wife's breastfeeding in public - the life of a first-time father will throw up new experiences every day. Combining expert advice from midwives, psychologists and obstetricians with first-hand accounts this title tells you what you need to know during your partner's pregnancy and the first few weeks of your life as a dad.
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View all. Events Podcasts Apps. Contact us Contact us Offices Media contacts Catalogues. Tips for new dads — how to care for your baby, and yourself. And as a baby grows, their diaper will contain a rainbow of colors and textures, particularly over the first months. The only time you truly need to worry is if you are seeing red in the diaper.
A solid, baby-led schedule can mean the difference between a kid that eats and sleeps easily and a kid that makes the nights and days a living hell. The trick is in waiting for the kid to establish their own routine of sleeping, eating, and alertness. Along with that schedule, parents should develop a nightly sleep ritual that primes the kid for laying down. Even though they lack teeth, the routine could include some gum massaging, a story or two, and a song. Kids should be put down while sleepy but not asleep so they can learn to soothe themselves.
An observant dad will likely have noticed how deftly the maternity ward nurses turned their kid into something that resembled a salad wrap with a tiny adorable head sticking out the top. This swaddling is super comforting for a newborn. The pressure on their bodies is reminiscent to the womb and it keeps them from jerking themselves awake or scratching themselves with hands and fingers that, at this point, have a mind of their own.
There is no need to buy a special swaddle. A deft dad can make due with the one sent home from the hospital.
Swaddling is a 4-step process that takes a bit of time to master, but totally pays off in the end. For the first five months, a baby will require 16 to 20 hours of sleep per 24 hours. Parents also need to know that babies are active sleepers and sleep on a fast-paced minute cycle that might have them wiggling and making noise every half hour. While little is known about why it happens in some infants thus the unexplained there are proven ways to fight it.
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends children be placed on their back in cribs located close to their parents. The cribs should be free of blankets, bumpers, or stuffed animals, though a taut fitted sheet on the mattress is fine. Children should be dressed in warm, comfortable, but not loose clothing. Parents should also fight the urge to fall asleep with their child on their chest.
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Many infants have died after a parent has accidentally rolled over their child while sleeping on a couch, or after the infant was trapped and suffocated in couch cushions. For the first months, a baby is either invested in boobs or bottles. While breast milk is recommended for at least the first three months, some women are unable to breastfeed and use formula.
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Nobody should feel guilty about that. Whatever the kid has in their mouth, dads can absolutely help their partners with feeding.