To say that taking care of a baby is hard work is an understatement. Whether you work outside of the home or not, you're running on empty by nightfall. Which is why it's important to call on Dad to help out. He may not be able to breastfeed and you may not love his diaper changing technique, but there are plenty of ways dads can get involved in your nighttime ritual. If you're looking for your partner to share the load, you should know some of the ways dads can and should help with getting baby ready for bedtime.
Giving baby a soothing massage, reading a bedtime story, and taking over the last feeding of the night are just a few of the ways dads can pitch in at the end of the day to help ensure your baby gets a good night's sleep and you get a few hours to recharge. And if that's not enough of a reason for you to start delegating some of the bedtime duties, Dad's involvement in the bedtime ritual gives him a chance to bond with baby.
Starting tonight, let Dad take over part of the bedtime routine while you try to catch up on a few Zs of your own. Your entire family will thank you in the morning.