Practical Tips for First-Time Dads in Pakistan
Practical Tips for First-Time Dads in Pakistan
1. Celebrate your Joy of Becoming a First- Time Dad
Regardless of whether you are living in a separate home or in a joint family set-up, you need to celebrate the joy of being a dad. Do whatever you like. Don’t care about the biting remarks of your friends or family. Trust me—most of them cannot celebrate the joy of being a dad due to social taboos. You might be the reason that others say good-bye to so-called traditions that prevent so many dads from enjoying their babies.
2. Joy Comes with Responsibility
Becoming a first-time dad is a big challenge. The joy of being a new dad doesn’t come without responsibility, which you will have to share with your baby’s mom. Get ready to accept this great change, which will touch each and every aspect of your life.
Now that you are a first-time dad, it is not just your baby who will grow up, but you will need to grow up too! Your baby grows up in every aspect of life and you need to grow up in experience of handling a newborn.
4. Give Your Wife a Break
Give your wife a break by taking care of the baby for a time. Your life will be more difficult if your wife is at her breaking point. Though it is difficult living in traditional Pakistani society.
5. Prove your Love for Your Wife Practically
It is very important to show the strength of your relationship at this crucial time of becoming first-time parents. This is the time when you need to prove your love and make your wife feel that she is important to you. If you put yourself in your wife’s shoes, you will realize that it is ten times more difficult to be a first-time mom than a first-time dad—even more so living in Pakistani society.
6. You can be a Good Husband and a Good Dad by Taking Care of your Baby
It is usually considered unmanly in traditional Pakistani culture for a man to cook for his wife. Nothing could be further from the truth! Cooking will not make you less of a man, and it will give your wife some time to herself. You can also give her some moments of relaxation by taking the baby out of the room when he or she wakes up early in the morning. Letting your wife have a little extra sleep will be a great support since she has not been able to sleep properly all night and has to take care of the baby all day long.
7. Your Baby is as Much Your Responsibility as Your Wife’s
If your wife is a working woman, you need to be more active as a first-time dad. Your baby is as much your responsibility as your wife’s.
8. Step Forward to Help Baby’s Mom Not to Advise Her
Things can be harder for a new mom than for a new dad, so it is time for you to show patience and great support. Don’t judge your wife for not doing everything right because there will be so many other people in her life who will pass judgment and volunteer their opinions about how the baby is taken care of.
9. Set Example Through Your Attitude
Dad, your life has changed, but in a very wonderful way. From now on, everything you say or do is going to affect your baby. The use of abusive words is an integral part of most Pakistani men’s behaviour. After becoming a dad, you have to check your language. If you habitually shout, make sure you control your habit. Otherwise you are giving an unspoken message to your little baby that shouting is normal. When your child grows up and shouts, too, remember that you have demonstrated through example that this kind of behaviour is okay.
10. Provide Healthy Environment by Not Smoking
Pakistani women usually (there are always exceptions) don’t smoke, but a lot of men do. Though it is an uphill task, you have to try to quit smoking, as it is injurious to your baby’s health. As a loving dad, you would never think of slowly poisoning your baby, so don’t think about smoking around him or her either—your baby deserves a better environment.
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