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    I came out of hospital the same day I had DS. The next day I took my DD 5 to her swimming lesson and left my 1 day old home with his dad. I just fed him before I left and he did the rest. Perfectly capable. Even to this day he does most things with DS and sends me out to do whatever I need to do or just some me time.

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    Not leaving your child has often NOTHING to do with whether their father is capable, it's about whether a mother wants to be apart from their child
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntyamber View Post
    Not leaving your child has NOTHING to do with whether their father is capable, it's about whether a mother wants to be apart from their child
    Actually, it often does if you read some of the previous posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntyamber View Post
    Not leaving your child has NOTHING to do with whether their father is capable, it's about whether a mother wants to be apart from their child
    In my situation it did actually...

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    2-3 weeks I think for 30-45 minutes. I needed a bit of a break, so I went to the gym just around the corner. I had my phone so DH could call me if she needed a feed. First time longer than an hour was when she was 2.5 months I think

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    Dh looked after our first bub for the first 5 hrs of her life while I was in surgery and after that he has always looked after our babies just as much as me. I have never had reason to think twice about leaving bubs with him which i am glad for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntyamber View Post
    Not leaving your child has often NOTHING to do with whether their father is capable, it's about whether a mother wants to be apart from their child
    Yeah, for me it has a lot to do with it.

    Knowing my babies aren't great with a bottle makes me hesitant to leave them, but if my DF said "don't worry, we'll work it out, go have fun for a couple of hours" I'd be a cartoon blur and dust cloud. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntyamber View Post
    Not leaving your child has often NOTHING to do with whether their father is capable, it's about whether a mother wants to be apart from their child
    Unfortunately that WAS the case here. My dh didn't want to touch him due to pnd.
    So in my opinion it was unsafe to leave him.
    My husbands mental health to me was more important than anything, so I waited until he was ready before leaving him to care for our baby alone. In our case it was 5 months.
    Everyone has a different story though

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    The day she was born.

    I delivered her via emergency C section in a rural hospital and she was rushed from surgery into the special care nursery which DP went with her, and then she was flown to a larger hospital to be cared for in their NICU. I couldnt go with her as I had just had surgery but DP went with her and when I was finally allowed to travel the 3 hours to be in the same hospital with her DP was amazing with her doing her cares and changing her nappy. I have never doubted his skills or ability to look after her..

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    i think it must have been a gradual thing here because i honestly can't remember. but it would have been from really early one once i was out of the hospital after a week. i had to leave her overnight for 2 nights with daddy when she was 11months because i had to have surgery and stay in hospital 2 nights.

    It was never his ability that made me not want to leave them it was just that they were always with me it was strange to go out without them. they were demand breastfed so i always went out straight after a feed if i had to.

    they were both extremely attached to daddy from a few weeks old and loved to snuggle on his chest and have their best sleeps there.


 

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