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AIN'T NO HOOD LIKE FATHERHOOD


W E L C O M E T O F A T H E R H O O D


A place without a handbook or guide, where day & night no longer dictate when sleep is or is not to be had. A place without rules, in which no two hours – let alone days – are the same & things happen & change completely sporadically without rhyme or reason. A place where the saying ‘my head is a shed’ has never been so accurate - & now we know why most dads have one!


A place where - despite all of this uncertainty & unknowing – you will find the purest love & the most forgiving of hearts. A place where you will learn a lesson every day from the tiniest teacher you have ever met. A place where life’s most precious moments are made over & over again.



New dad please know it is normal to feel out of your depth. These unfamiliar waters can be so hard to navigate but when it feels like you are drowning remember this - the new little life in yours needs you, so look at yourself in the mirror & repeat after me:

WHO’S THE DADDY? I’M THE DADDY! (BEAR GROWL OPTIONAL!)

and for days when you need a little more than a motivational pep talk with yourself here are 3 top tips for getting to grips with first time fatherhood:






1. D A D D Y C O O L

Let’s just be honest okay, babies are like dogs - they can smell fear. So get comfortable because if you start flapping your baby is going to feel it & start flapping too. Take a deep breath, remember that although they are small they are not going to break & just try to relax. Your baby needs you, you are its safe space & for everything else there is Google & Amazon Prime!








2. P A P A D O N ’ T P R E A C H Do not – I repeat do not – believe the hype. When you become a parent everybody & their brother has a piece of advice for you (which can be great) but stay true to yourself & always go with your gut. Never let anybody’s preaching have you doubting yourself, you are capable & you’ve got this!






3. T H E R E ’ S N O ‘ I ’ I N

T E A M M U M & D A D

Through all of the exhaustion, the ‘hangryness’, the poo explosions, the nightly witching hours & the endless feeds, remember to talk – if it’s on your mind say it out loud, if you feel like there’s something on hers then ask. Everything is easier when you communicate & although you learn many, many things when you become a parent, mind reading is not one of them! Don’t become strangers in this strange new world – you will always be stronger together.


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