Endless blogs, books and pages of information are out there to help mums to be and struggling mums. But what about new dads? How many blogs have you seen set up by a dad, to inform new dads and help them out? I’ve not seen many either.
My son is 18 months old so I am relatively new to this, but when looking around for information I found very little out there written by Dads, specifically for Dads. My wife spent the last part of her pregnancy worrying about what was going to happen and frantically trying to read as much information as possible. I wanted to do the same, but couldn’t, so instead I spent my time reading up on how to be a great Mum. I thought it was better to read up about her and what she would be doing, rather than to read nothing at all.
At the time I was engrossed in the pregnancy and apart from excitement and worry in equal measures, I didn’t feel anything else for months. Now, after the event and 18 months down the line I can reflect and vent my disappointment at the lack of information out there for Dads at any stage of parenthood.
I think it’s about time that Dads step up to the mark and help out the ones in need, and I am going to do just that.