Couples share in the care of their babies in different ways. In many families, fathers are very involved with their babies and find that, with a little experience, they are capable of caring for their infants. Research shows that fathers play a very special role in their children's lives.
Here are some ways to help this relationship along:
Mom needs to:
make sure she is not taking over,
notice Dad's caregiving, and let him know how great it is for baby, and
encourage Dad to have some time alone with baby.
Practice really helps fathers feel more relaxed and competent with their babies.