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    when she was an hour old I had to go into theatre to be stitched up.

    I swear that it helped them bond though!

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    I have never even thought of it as leaving my child when I leave then with my DH- he is their father- they are half his- so he has half the responsibility for their care- I doubt he was ever asked when was the first time you left your wife alone with the children. For the answer our first was within hours of birth as he took her to be weighed/jabbed etc. and our second was 20 minutes after birth for the same reason. I don't leave my children however neither does he. For the first few months the only time either of us leave is to work every other thing we do together. (until my DD2 was 9 months old DH drove her to my work every 2-3 hours for a bf. so she was still demand fed and I managed to "leave" her.

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    FOB spent more time with my son than I did over the first 24 hours. My son was in NICU and I had to wait (9 freaking hours!) until a wardsman could take me up to see him. Occasionally I would go out with friends for a coffee/lunch without bub from the time he was a few months. It was initially difficult as bub wanted a boob constantly for the first few months of life. He had his first sleepover with his father when he was 8 months, while I had surgery.

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    Pretty early on...she is his daughter too so didn't really have any worries. I think I left them together a few times in hospital then walked to the chemist in our town soon after we got home by myself. I do remember it feeling strange her not being there. These days my DD is 9 months old and feeds less so i can leave her with DH at least 3 times a week to go to the gym. He loves the one on one time they have together.

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    Very early on. I think it was in the first week. Just left to pop to the shops for half hour.

    DD is nearly 4 months and goes for walks every weekend with hubby and I leave her to go to the gym a couple of times a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    It was never a noticeable thing

    My husband's totally capable.

    I made bath time DHs thing, he bathed them in hospital and has done ever since, it gave him confidence.
    This Is us too -- bath time has always been DP's thing, & my chance to pop down the shops if we need anything & for me to get out the house on my own!!

    My DP in the first two weeks was more hands on than I was (due to a pretty traumatic C-sec) -- other than feeds I didn't do much of anything for those 2 weeks.

    my DP is just as capable as I am, I don't consider popping down the shops as "leaving" him with DP -- it's just the same as DP going off to work & "leaving" the baby with me!

    I find it weird that terms like "babysitting" is used when a dad is caring for his child. It belittles his role as a father, assuming that he is a babysitter rather than the parent!!

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    Lol... I get so annoyed when guys are like 'nah I can't, I'm babysitting',
    'babysitting who?'
    'my kids'
    That's not babysitting!!!!

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    DF has a big family, I was the youngest in mine so I had NO experience with babies, so I had confidence in him from the get go, be bathed her first in hospital too, I think the first time alone was when he took her for a walk to the shops when she was a week or so old

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    Never thought about it as leaving her with him.

    I guess it would have been minutes after she was born, and I was in recovery!

    We've always taken an equal share with her. He has 1 day off a week as his 'daddy daughter day', and we both go out and do things independently all the time.

    I think my first girls night out was 2 weeks after she was born He stayed home with his best mate and DD, and I went out with my BFF and had a great evening.

    ETA - as a PP said, DH had more experience with babies than I had! He'd always had friends with kids, whereas I'd changed one nappy once, 16 years ago...

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    The first day after my daughter came home from hospital, I went to the shops for half an hour. Strange thing was, I kept hearing a baby cry the whole time I was out.

    First time with 2 children, I can't remember.


 

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