Back when I was a first-time mom, I remember thinking that I had to do it all. That if I didn’t know how to take care of the baby, there was no one else on the earth that could do the job.
I finally broke at two weeks. The adrenaline rush of being a new mom had finally run out. I was completely exhausted that I couldn’t tell the difference between being wide awake in the darkness of night or my eyes being physically pulled down from sleep depravity during the day.
Thankfully, I have a husband who’s been very hands on from the beginning. But, he showed me grace and gave me time, to realize on my own just how much I needed him. That we needed to do this parenting thing together. That it was truly the only way for US to get the job done, and that we are best as parents, when we are a team.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers Cruisers 360 at Walmart. As always, all content and opinions are my own.
Three kids later and I can wholeheartedly say that in our home, my husband is not a babysitter for my kids. He is one half of this parenting team, trying to figure out our way through this happy chaos, one day at a time. I don’t think twice about traveling (for business or for pleasure) and knowing that he can hold down the fort with our band of boys.
He truly is the Ultimate Modern Day Dad and for this Father’s Day we are gifting him with the ultimate #LoveTheChange diaper kit.
Below are some pro dad tips!
RECOGNIZING DAD’S STRENGTHS
Let Dad figure out what he is good at and let him do it!
In some respects, D is so, so much better than me at this parenting gig. He’s the fun one. He is the patient one. He is the one that keeps us all grounded. He’s also the better diaper changer. I swear, he’s so much more patient with the wrestling matches with Baby B these days. And he is so gentle with all of Baby B’s skin sensitivities.
As Baby B is nearing two, we’ve recently switched over to Pampers Cruisers 360 Fit diapers that provide him protection and coverage, but also the freedom to run around all over the place. Because there is no stopping this little tornado.
Aside from breastfeeding, D can pretty much do everything I can, and I certainly could give him more credit. Because he’s just as much Super Dad as I am Super Mom. (Don’t worry guys, I’ll still be trolling and roasting him on stories because that’s just one of our undying love languages. 😊)
DAD SOLO TIME WITH THE KIDS
It’s important for Dads to spend alone time with the kids, without mom around. It’s a great opportunity for mom to step away and have an hour or two spent solo, drinking a hot cup of coffee and refreshing their soul.
D makes it a point to spend as much one on one time with each of the boys as he can. Whether it’s through their sports activities or running an errand together; he’s great about making sure the boys get his whole attention, even for just an afternoon.
DAD’S PERSONAL BABY GEAR
Encourage and equip dad this Father’s Day with the ultimate #LoveTheChange diaper kit.
When we first set up our baby registry, I made sure to add in a Dad Diaper Bag to our list. I wanted D to feel like he had his own baby equipment, filled with all the necessities from our Pampers diapers and wipes, baby toys, and all the baby necessities. He loves having it ready to go in his car and is always prepared to be out and about with the boys.
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This amazing gift pack includes our current favorites:
He’s also a pro at grabbing all the baby things and packing his bag. So I don’t worry about it at all. Third time around and he is a pro at this dad diaper bag packing gig. Talk about modern, right?!
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FREEDOM TO BE THE ULTIMATE MODERN DAY DAD
Let Dad do it “his” way.
Mentally, one of the things that I struggled with most is letting go of my way of doing things. Even the times I spent away from the babies, I’d drive myself crazy prepping all the things before I left. And spent most of my time away wondering if D was doing things “right.”
Guess what?! D is just as good as I am in keeping the babies fed and happy; from clean diapers to cooking their favorite foods. Being a dad of boys, he’s got it pretty easy on the wardrobe front, too. 😉
MODERN DAD BABY WEARS + LOVES SKIN-TO-SKIN
Moms aren’t the only kangaroos in the house! Let Dad have that special one-on-one time.
D is very affectionate and loves to baby wear. We made sure to encourage skin to skin time with dad at each of the boys’ births. From that point on, through the first year, and even as the boys grow up, the physical affection has been such an important role in the bond that D has with each of our boys.
Being a dad (or mom) to three boys isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, but together we somehow make it through. And our only hope is that the Dubs Brudders continue to know as they grow, just how much we both love them, despite our trials and mistakes in this beautiful journey of parenting.
Be sure to tune in to Live in the D on June 10 as (hubby) and I share ‘A Guide for the Modern Day Dad + the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift!
A Guide for the Modern Day Dad & an Ultimate Father’s Day Gift!