New Dads Do’s & Don’ts Guide | A Littlelondoner

New Dads Do’s & Don’ts Guide

Following a conversation in our house over the weekend, about never buying ourselves anything anymore & how Amelia could probably open a clothes & toy shop with all her stuff, (I was in the middle of looking at winter clothes online), I thought I’d put together a list of Parent tips for men/new dads.


•From the very moment your partner announces her pregnancy, she’ll be the center of attention — not you. Get used to it.
•Listen Up- everything about this pregnancy is exciting for your partner,especially if it’s the first.So just listen!
•When the baby comes, they’ll both be the center of attention — not you. Aren’t you glad you had nine months to practice going unnoticed?
•She will want to use a birthing center. She will want a midwife. She will want a doctor. She will not want an epidural. She will scream for an epidural.Agree with her always.
•You will be short on cash. You will not buy clothes for yourself for a year. You will consider cancelling health insurance, sky,your phone etc. The pram/buggy costs the same as a small car.
•During the first few weeks home from the hospital, you will learn to love premade meals & takeaways.
•Don’t ask “what’s for dinner?”
•You are always holding the baby wrong.
•Get over the fear, whatever the fear is.Feeding,making bottles, nappy changes…..after 3 days you will literally be doing it with your eyes closed.


•Things you thought would make you sick but won’t: baby poo, baby pee, baby puke — and having all of them on your shirt.
•If she wants drugs during childbirth, go get the doctor. Don’t ask, “Are you sure?”
•Is it still Ok to Go out with friends? Certainly not without permission!
•The Tears: Pregnant women cry, new mums cry more.
•Don’t EVER say you are babysitting your own baby/child.
•There is Absolutely a need for 100 Baby-gros,bibs,20 bottles,a top ‘n’ tail bowl,changing unit,baby wardrobe and everything else on the John Lewis Nursery List.
•Will I be a good dad??Answer is simple: if you want to,you will.
•Bring change to the hospital
•Tiredness kicks in pretty soon after baby is born,new mums can’t get mad at babies,so be prepared to be blamed for EVERYTHING!
•If you’re wondering when you’re going to have sex again, it’s probably best not to make jokes about it in the early days – they will be met by silence.
•The first few months are torture
•The Backseat of your car will become a mess,you will never see the floor again
•When you are finished work come STRAIGHT home, no chatting to neighbours etc,your partner is counting down the seconds for the front door to open.
•Don’t go on about how hard your day was.
•Tell your partner she looks great….no matter what you really think!
•Something you love will inevitably get ruined.
•Your entire adult life will now be crammed between babies bed time & yours
•It’s all worth it!


T & A xxxxx

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2 Responses to New Dads Do’s & Don’ts Guide

  1. Kerri says:

    Triona this is soo funny! I laughted at each point. Very well written.

  2. Haha love this post. Your little girl is beautiful 🙂

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