Day 297: Top Ten Tips for New Dads from Daniel Tomasulo, PHD, Tip 6

6. Make a play date with baby.

Maybe Tuesday is girls night out, or you don’t start work until noon on Thursday, but whatever the schedule can permit, have planned time to be the one and only caregiver for your baby. One-on-one bonding is important.  When mom is in the room there is typically a preference by the infant for her to be the one in charge.  Take time to figure out what your relationship is with your newborn — just the two of you. This is important.  You need to be able to manage this baby thing solo, and there is no other way to get this experience

Top Ten Tips for New Dads from Daniel Tomasulo, PHD

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/06/19/10-tips-for-new-fathers/

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