I did this early on with our twins. Left DH with all the responsibility for a day but I didn't actually leave. I only breastfed at the appropriate times though, apart from that they were all his. I went out into my garden, rang friends to chat, read books in my bedroom etc. It was actually really hard listening to it being chaotic but it definitely helped DHs understanding.
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25-10-2014 06:10 #12
If you ease him in take between 12 and 7 off. Walk out when DD is due her lunch. Leave a load of washing to hang out. Expect dinner when you get back. 7 hrs, it's not a lot to ask but covers the busiest time of the day.
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25-10-2014 06:10 #13
I would start with a leaving your DH for a couple of hrs then get longer as he learns to settle and really look after DD's needs. Bath time and reading is a good start. Good luck
25-10-2014 06:47 #14
Another thing I would start is making him in charge of something for DD.
Eg getting her up in the morning and getting her dressed.
Or doing her bath and getting ready for bed.
Don't suggest this. ... Say 'I need you to do DD's bath time every night this week. I have other things I could be doing and you are home and is the perfect play time fun you can have with her. ' (you know providing bath time is fun! )
I make my DH do this. Even if he's walked in the door from work and 30 seconds later it's bath time. Even if he whines about it. I just walk away! !
Again. . Don't ask. .. But say 'I'm going for coffee out with a friend at 10 on Saturday. DD will be home with you. I'll be a few hours.' No asking! ! He's the daddy.
He may come to realize is not that easy.
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