A new baby is always exciting, but as we know, it comes with some sacrifices. Like sleep! And there’s a new dad who’s completely won us over with his post on social media that encourages “real men” to be their wives’ “dream husband.”
The unnamed dad (known only as Avid Climber on Imgur) posted an adorable snap of his baby son resting on his bare chest while his partner is sleeping blissfully next to him. Every mom will recognise that look of utter exhaustion on the poor mama’s face – that state you find yourself in when you’re dealing with a newborn around the clock!
The new dad shared some sweet words about his miracle baby and dropped some good-hubby tips, too. “After winning a battle with testicular cancer last year we finally got our firstborn son,” he wrote. “Pro tip: Real men take care of their baby while mommy takes as many naps as she needs. She’s been through an ordeal! Suck it up, guys, and be her dream husband!”
After winning a battle with testicular cancer last year we finally got our first born son. <3 *pro-tip*Real men take care of their baby while mommy takes as many naps as she needs. She's been through an ordeal! Suck it up guys and be her dream husband!
While many commentators took to social media to debate whether or not Avid Climber’s partner will disown him for sharing such a candid snap of her sleeping, most applauded him for his modern outlook. Of course, there were also the critics, saying he shouldn’t “humblebrag” because this is what all normal, not-terrible dads do.
Sadly, there are a lot of men who still think that it’s a “woman’s job to care for the child,” and advise like this comes as a big shock for them.
The point, we think, is that this attitude should be adopted by all men, so that they can remain an active part of the journey so that moms don’t have to be sleep deprived all the time. Do feel free to share this around to help “inspire” a few dads you know to follow this pro tip.
Content editor and writer on Living & Loving, Sonya has over 25 years experience in the media industry. She edited Living & Loving magazine for six-and-a-half years and is the former editor of Longevity magazine. She’s won numerous media industry awards and is passionate about the health and wellbeing of moms and children.
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