Hey Dad. Looking for a little help?
You’ve come to the right place. This is a guy’s site – developed by fathers for fathers. We’ve been in your shoes. We all remember what it was like to be a new dad – overwhelming, confusing, intimidating, tiring, but also amazing and just really cool. We want to help you get to the cool part by answering your basic questions about babies, new moms and new dads.
We’re going to have a little fun with car analogies. But we all know that babies are actually more important than cars. Let’s put the key in the ignition and get going.
The Break-in period.
When you get a new car they always tell you about the break-in period – go easy, don’t drive too fast and all that stuff.
The funny thing about babies and fathers is it’s hard to tell exactly when the break-in period ends and the real “driving” begins. But the point is, the only way to get to know your new model is to spend time together. And finding that time is a little more challenging for guys. Your partner kind of got to test drive the new unit while they’re pregnant. And, to be honest, she’ll probably do a lot of the driving for the first little while, especially if she’s at home and you’re going to work every day. Those of you who don’t have a female partner? Well, you’re just going to have to get up to speed pretty fast.
So don’t be surprised if you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing at first. We all felt like that too. Taking care of a tiny baby is something few of us know anything about before we become parents. There’s only one way around it – through it, actually: experience. Get to know your knew model. That includes doing lots of “driving” and getting involved in regular “maintenance.”
It’s worth the effort. Believe us, invest a little time and you’ll be in for happier driving. And it will be good for your child too. There’s actually lots of research to show that when Dads contribute to parenting, and figure out how to work as a team with their partners it’s really good for kids. It’s also good for Mom, and Dads by the way. You’ll see.