When our first child was born, I already had some practice handling babies with my niece and nephew. But I was quite nervous handling other people’s babies! I knew that when I had my own, things would be different and I’d feel more confident.
My feeling was right; once my first was born, I was comfortable dressing him and changing him, not worried about being too delicate.
My husband was nervous at first, but he too became comfortable changing baby’s diapers. Because I was home so much, he didn’t have to really change baby’s clothes too often, but when he did, he didn’t need silly instructions on where to place baby’s head and arms – like a photo on Reddit that a dad posted.
Dads and Moms are tired of these kinds of messages.