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WATCH: Dad’s Reaction is Almost Better Than Baby’s First Laugh

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During the middle of an innocent fake head-butting session (is that not how you bond with your baby?) this little one laughed for the first time. And then couldn't stop. They say laughter is contagious, and this two-and-a-half-minute video of Dad's elation is definitely proof. "I love it! I love you!" he repeats, making clear he's... read more

Ways for Dads to Overcome Their Fears and Get Comfortable With Baby

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I know a lot of dads that feel nervous, anxious about holding, feeding and bonding with baby during those first few months together. I was one of those dads, too. I wanted to make sure I did everything right, but to be honest, it was terrifying. Spending that special time with one another, though, is... read more

Dads-to-Be: What Changes When Your Partner Gets Pregnant (and What to Do About It)

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“There is an art to being a daddy, just as there is to being a husband, sometimes they are the same, and other times they must be treated completely separate.”

When you find out your wife is pregnant it's time to kick it into high gear and start learning the balance between being...

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Helping Your Partner Be Dad

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My husband and I started out on almost equal footing when our son was born. I had more experience with babies than he had, but not by leaps and bounds. We both became first time parents at the same time.  I've already shared at... read more

7 Ways For a New Dad to Bond With Baby

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Everyone knows the bond between a mother and her baby is intense, a bond of pure love and necessity. Many times new papas can feel left out of the bonding experience, creating tension in the relationship and leading to feelings of inadequacy. You can't make breast milk on demand, but there are other ways you... read more

How to Have a Baby When Your Family Is Far-Flung

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In the weeks, months, and years after you have a child, your needs as a parent and as a person will change. Most times, parents are showered with support before and immediately after the birth of your child. When those days and weeks pass and the initial throng of visitors tapers off, you may be... read more