Top Tips For Dads

  1. Support your partner as much as you can (before, during and after the birth)
  2. Go to all the Hospital appointments (including for scans) and attend a Young Parents group in your local area
  3. Prepare yourself as much as you can in terms of practical skills (such as feeding, bathing and changing nappies)
  4. Spend as much time as you can with your baby so that you can bond with them as early as possible
  5. Make sure your name is on the birth certificate and that you automatically get parental
    responsibility
  6. Remember how important you are to your child’s growth and development
  7. Decide what kind of father you want to be, and be involved as much as you can be
  8. Talk and work out as much as you can with your baby mother before the baby arrives, and be
    prepared to compromise
  9. Make a friend of the Health Visitor and Midwife, they will be important before, during and
    after the birth
  10. Enjoy being a father!

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