Educate yourself on the basics of child development and parenting techniques.
Prepare for your baby's arrival by prioritizing your health through quitting smoking, improving your diet, scheduling a physical, and updating vaccinations to reduce health risks for your newborn.
Have a conversation with your partner about parenting expectations and come to an agreement on a plan.
View yourselves as a team, let go of competition, and support each other in caring for your family, whether it's by feeding, housekeeping, or checking in on each other.
Approach fatherhood with a positive attitude and embrace both the joys and challenges that come with it.
Developing effective communication skills with your partner is essential in preparing for fatherhood.
Prioritize sleep for your partner, yourself, and your baby by finding the right approach for your family, whether it's taking turns or dividing responsibilities, to ensure everyone gets the rest they need.
Stay involved in caring for your newborn by taking on diaper changes, baths, skin-to-skin time, reading, singing, bottle feeding, household chores, and supporting your co-parent, even if they are breastfeeding.