As a father, it can be difficult to know what you should be doing to prepare for the arrival of your first child. Your partner is already bonding with the baby through her pregnancy and other than being supportive of her, and making sure your home is ready for your baby’s arrival, you could be wondering what else you can do.
Well, one father-to-be has been doing quite a bit of research on this topic and recently shared what he’s learned.
Alexis Ohanian, who is expecting his first child with fiance Serena Williams, recently told the Today show that he’s been trawling Reddit - the website he co-founded - for advice.
One of the top tips he picked up is to sleep with a blanket for around a month before the baby is due, then when he or she is born, you can wrap them in the blanket and they’ll become familiar with their dad’s scent. This means “they’re not just immediately bonding with mom, but also getting a bit of dad,” he explained.
He also revealed that he’ll be doing his best to introduce the baby to his dog as well. Ohanian said that another tip he’s gleaned from Reddit is to introduce your dog to the new baby by giving the dog a blanket the baby has been sleeping in, again so that it can get used to the scent of the new addition to the family.
One new father who might want some advice is George Clooney, with the actor and his wife recently announcing the birth of twins.
Why not buy a Snoozebaby blanket to help you prepare for the arrival of the new addition to your family?