16 Ways To Not Be A Worthless Dad On Your First Day Home With A New Baby

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Next part of Operation Don’t Be A Worthless Dad: take over baby duty whenever and wherever possible.

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Your partner needs some time to relax and recover. So when baby cries out, go get the baby. If baby needs to be changed, change the baby! Baby hungry? Prepare the bottle and feed the baby, or be supportive as hell during this first nursing session at home. Unless your partner explicitly asks that you NOT do something, then do it. Please don’t say, “Do you want me to [insert baby thing] the baby?” Of course she wants you to, unless she’s told you she doesn’t want you to, in which case she probably still DOES want you to but she doesn’t want to have to tell you. It’s really very simple.

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