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Dads can, and want, to be involved in all aspects of caring, feeding and soothing a newborn. With this DIY baby plan for dads, there’s no reason why they can’t take on more responsibility.

  1. Feeding time

Keep your partner company when she’s breastfeeding. If she is able to express, you can help by feeding expressed milk from a natural feeding bottle. Expertly designed to mom’s breast, Vital Baby’s Nurture range gift set has teat flexes that provide an easy latch on for your baby. With advanced triple anti-colic valves to reduce air intake, the silicone is soft and smooth against baby’s delicate face and its wide neck bottle is easy to clean and fill again with stored breastmilk.

  1. Sleep relief

Give your partner rest and sleep breaks. Use this time to discover ways to bond with your baby.

Find seven tips for dads to help care for newborns.

  1. Starting solids

Once your infant is ready to start solids, which is usually around the 6-month mark, you can help by offering food pairing inspiration. Steam vegetables and fruits for a quick homemade meal by using a steam cooker. The prep and wean cooker from NOURISH has five blending modes that will take your through each stage of your child’s weaning from smooth purees to chunkier textures.

Wash all utensils properly with soap and water and then sterilise them.

  1. Feeding on the Go

Children are stimulated by bright colours. Let your toddler enjoy their own version of adult cutlery with Vital Baby’s big kid cutlery. Hydration is just as essential as hungry tummies for the growth and development of your child. Make sure you have a water bottle at hand if you are on the go.

Parenting is a shared responsibility and fathers can be just as involved. If you are a dad bringing up a child on your own, don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family. You may find that other single parents are a reliable source of support.