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Parenting is not easy – it never was meant to be. To be wholly and solely responsible for another individual for everything they might need for the next few years is an idea intimidating even to seasoned people. But when it’s your own little bundle of joy, your love for them certainly makes things possible, if not easy.Foremost, adopt the idea of taking care of your baby and proceed step by step. Learn basics like when and how to feed, how to give your bub a bath, how to clean him up, how to engage in massage time and how to play with him. You will see that these things will help you bond with your baby. Being present and trying to learn what your wife does will help. Seeing and learning will give you on-the-job training. You can help by keeping supplies ready, and clearing out stuff later. Do not take it in one go. If it looks difficult to you then take some more time. Play and bond with your baby. Take him out to the park in a stroller. Keep a bag of essentials ready like diapers, wipes, a sick bag, a backup pair of clothes, milk to feed, their favourite toy, and a small blanket. Your baby will love the change as you show him around butterflies, flowers, kids playing, blue skies, and everything else. This will give you both a suitable environment to understand each other and the mamma a bit of earned rest. Try to learn cues like when he needs to be fed, wants to play and the like. The baby needs to be comfortable around you. The baby needs assurance that you will be able to take care of things just as well as his mum. Oh yes, the baby knows! Also, it’s important to remember that things will get easier with time.
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