Three Skills Every New Father Needs To Know

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life comes at you fast. One day you are playing basketball every day, going out drinking with your buddies, going to Yankees games, and just flat out enjoying life. You get a little older as you legitimately start your career, are battling hangovers, and it is hard to get a group of friends to get Yankees tickets with. And then it happens. You meet a girl and before you know it, you have a kid of your own. It’s time to put the video game controllers away and trade in your baseball glove in for a diaper. Here are three skills every new father needs to know.

How To Hold A Baby

You can’t hold your child like a football or like a doll. This is not only another human in your hands, but the best thing that has ever happened to you! Mothers seem to be way more natural in how they hold a baby. As easy as it sounds, learning how to hold your baby properly is something a new father needs to do.

How To Change A Diaper

Former center fielder Jimmy Piersall put it perfectly, “Spread the diaper in the position of the baseball diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate, and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.”

How To Calm A Crying Baby

Babies are going to cry, there’s no stopping that. Even though it may seem at some times impossible to accomplish, you have to make the attempt to stop the baby from crying. There are a number of reasons why babies cry including dirty diapers, gas, physical discomfort, hungry, tired, and lonely. Sometimes an easy fix is as simple as a pacifier and rocking back and forth or it could seem like whatever you do, it doesn’t work. Try to learn quickly what works and hopefully it is the right remedy most of the time.