- 07/08/2018 at 10:15 pm #14068
What do you wish you’d known before your child born that you can share with expectant dads?
For me it’s that routine is largely rubbish.
Feed a hungry baby
Cuddle a crying one
Let a tired one sleep
NEVER WAKE a sleeping baby because someone says it’s time to feed
- 07/08/2018 at 11:47 pm #14070
I agree with the above and would add
Poo gets everywhere. Deal with it.
There is no one size fits all for nappies. Cloth may suit some and disposable others. Every brand fits a little differently and every child is a different shape.
You will quickly get used to the smell and sight of your little darlings poo and the first poonami is quite a sight especially if you are not at home. Bring plenty of wet wipes and changes of clothes you will never have enough.
- 08/08/2018 at 7:59 am #14075
Not to go all too serious but one of the things I genuinely wasn’t anticipating was the absolute emotional rollercoaster. I naively thought I’d probably spend the entire 9 months in a bubble of positive feelings, why wouldn’t I? I have a baby on the way after all.
In reality, after the excitement of finding out, announcing the news, having a gender reveal, all those things in the early months. I started to feel really low and unmotivated. Our little ones arrival seemed so far away and there wasn’t really anything I could do besides try and support our surrogate. It was just a very unusual place to be, emotionally.
So yeah, I wish I’d have known that my emotions would be all over the place long before the baby arrives…
- 25/08/2018 at 12:26 am #14287
You should write your own book, Huw. They would be the only 3 pages you’d need, mind you!
- 28/08/2018 at 10:06 pm #14326
I wish I’d known that health visitors can be alarmist and out of touch. It would have saved me 5 hours at a&e only to be told by a lovely nurse that the reason my baby had a sore throat was because he had been crying!
- 13/09/2018 at 10:00 pm #17756
Sleep is glorious and you should really get a lot in before baby is born. 2.5 years later and I’ve just written it all off!
- 05/10/2018 at 9:08 am #19143
Everyone always says “Your life will change forever”, I just don’t think you realise how true that is!