Samriddhi Srivastava, New Delhi, N.I.T. : Father’s Day is the time of the year to acknowledge all father and father-figures who have stirred any person’s life. Dads to be would be looking forward to the arriving Father’s Day! Including the Dads who have just begun their delightful and fascinating journey with their new born. Where on one hand performing the role of a dad is a difficult task on the other hand it is also such a significant milestone, in one’s life. Therefore, Father’s Day is one such day that celebrates and honors the love, care, and thoughts dads shower on their little ones.
Celebrating moms-to-be has been a ritual in our country and we know these ladies get a lot of attention unlike the dads-to-be. The truth is that fathers have an important role to play too. And they go through the same anxiety as mothers. Nutritionist PoojaDuggal, Founder of Healthhunt.in says,
“While maternal post-natal depression is relatively acknowledged and understood, post-natal depression in new fathers is still a controversial subject. Some people believe it to be like the unicorn, i.e. non-existent!”
Consider these below as a new dad’s preparation kit, some tips to embark on fatherhood”
Do not be a “Substitute”
Be equally involved as you’re equal partner in turning a small, delicate tissue and bones into a healthy human. Always be sure and take charge in every step of the process of parenting. Be informed, aggressively involved and as in love as you’re capable of letting yourself be.
Adapt green fatherhood
When looking into products for babies, it is important to consider all of the effects of the products used. Many of these products are sneaky, and may use harsh or even toxic chemicals to make their product in the cheapest way possible, completely disregarding the safety and health of baby. Optingfor “green” cleanersmay be aneco-friendly choice
Ms Rishu Gandhi, the founder of Mother Sparsh says, “Fathers today provide more of inputs for the best product available in market and help their better halves to make a better buying decision. New range of eco-friendly products are just a ripple in the market for the tide to come. ”
Be a multi-tasker
Dressing, settling, playing, bathing and nappy changing. These are all great ways to bond with the baby. Fatherhood skills are partly a matter of practice. One gets better and more confident through hands-on experience.
Maintain balance between all relationships
It is it important for babies to know there’s more to the world than fathers catering to their every need. It also teaches the baby a very important lesson about what it means to have a full, loving life. Seeing dads in the role of good friends or devoted spouses is a way for kids to learn what it means to actually be a good friend or devoted spouse.
Go for suitable and friendly products
Baby products are very much have become use and throw sorts and our Indian mentality suggests that toys of first born could be used for 2nd born. Hence, quality products are required in the market rather than cheap use and throw knockoffs.
The founder of Nirvana Being, Mr. Jai Dhar Gupta says, “The quality products are deemed safer for babies as they use high grade materials to make a product and the life of these products are longer and can become a cherished memory years down the line.”
With advent of time, fathers are more into their babies from the very beginning, changing their diapers, storytelling, babysitting, feeding,playing and entertaining them.Fathers were earlier associated with an authoritative image of a breadwinner, disciplinarian and a family protector. This image has drastically changed; fathers now participate more at home and have a strong presence in their babies’ lives from the very beginning. Therefore Father’s Day has grown to hold a special meaning for both fathers and children over the years.