Parenting: A joint responsibility of mum and dad!
Created by Sreeja Abhilash Updated on Aug 19, 2021
When the baby is born, it is considered as a sole responsibility of a mother to take care of each and every need of the little one. Right from feeding, to bathing to ensuring that she is taking proper naps or is dressed appropriately according to the weather. And after all this she is expected to keep the house tidy and the meals ready on the table.
I fail to understand that why fathers can’t share some of the responsibilities so that a mum can have a breather. If you are a first-time father then understand that your wife is also a first-time mum and she is looking at you for some support. Here are few tips that will allow you to have a peaceful parenting journey.
1. Feeding the baby: Yes fathers can also feed the baby. Invest in a good breast pump and let your wife express her milk, which then can be fed to the baby through katori chammach. If you think feeding is not your cup of tea then there are other chores where you may pitch in
2. Ensure that the home is tidy: I am sure you can do that fathers! And imagine how relieved your wife will be when she will see that one chore has been ticked off her list.
3. Bathing the baby is fun: Both of you can join in and bathe the baby together. It will create a good family bonding and the baby will also enjoy the attention of both the parents at one go.
4. Keeping an eye on the baby: If your wife is busy in the kitchen, or even if wants to lie down for sometime be forthcoming and tell her that you will keep an eye on the baby and ask her to take a rest for some time. Believe me your wife will appreciate it.
5. Attend to the baby’s chores: If your wife is busy somewhere else, then learn to attend to the baby yourself. You don’t have to keep calling for your wife every time the child pees or vomits or throws things around. Try to do some things yourself too because after all parenting is a joint responsibility of both the parents
These are my personal views. Please do share yours as well in the comments section below. Would love to hear from the other fellow parents as well
| Jan 12, 2017
very well expressed... i dont know how to xpress my wrds to this article.. being a first tym mum.. undergoing so much of pressure.. whr i get oly tension in d tym to njoy my baby activity.. hope first tym fathers plz read d article n plz b helpful to ur wife.. she needs ur support than any one else.. thanks for posting this article .