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Managing New Dad Stress

Did you know that having a baby is considered one of the most stressful things that can happen in a person’s life?

Parenting is hard. Accepting that is the first step! Second, managing the stress that comes with it. That’s where we come in.

Did you know that we offer free parenting classes and resources? Click here for more information.

Moms are often seen as the superhero parents, but we know that dads do so much work for their little ones! We know you guys are still waking up in the middle of the night, getting the baby ready first thing in the morning, and sharing many of the responsibilities. They say it takes a village, and the dad is the chief. 

How can we make it easier? Live chat us with questions and concerns.

Create a schedule Babies are unpredictable, but setting a schedule is step 1 in figuring things out. To help ease that stressful feeling that everything is out of control, take some steps to bring some predictability to your days. Start to get your child on a regular eating and sleeping schedule when you are able, so that you aren’t constantly waiting for what happens next, but you are prepared for it instead! Allow yourself some leeway: babies are people too, and they won’t always play by the ‘rules’. But developing a predictable routine helps everyone out, even if it allows for flexibility.

Schedule fun for yourself Your child needs a schedule, and so do you! Keep yourself sane by scheduling in the things you enjoy. It’s important to make time for the things that make you happy, even though your child is one of those things! Sometimes you need to do something for yourself that you can enjoy alone or with a loved one. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just a bit of time alone so you can focus on YOU! Dads are such an important part of baby’s life, and self-care for dads means the baby will have a rested and refreshed parent. ​

Ask for help

We know, asking for help isn’t always what you want to do. 

But it’s necessary! No one can do it all on their own, and asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength! Your family and friends are willing to help, and so are we. That’s why we offer FREE parenting resources to new mothers and fathers! Call us to see what we can do for you, even as far as giving you the things you might need to take care of your new baby! Thanks, Dads, for ALL you do!

We are always reachable via call or text at 614.444.4411. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]


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