DJ Sox’s top tips for first-time-dads

Posted on April 21st, 2017

DJ Sox and media personality Bailey Schneider’s little boy is due in July. We caught up with the soon-to-be-dad to find out if he is ready for fatherhood.

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Radio and TV personality Bailey Schneider and hubby Socrates Georgiades, also known as DJ Sox, are expecting a little boy in July.

The proud dad-to-be announced the pregnancy on his Instagram account.

For a first-time dad, the thought of welcoming a little one into the world can be quite daunting, but DJ Sox knows the responsibility and task at hand when it comes to being a father. “I am excited, yet nervous and scared at the same time, which I think is normal, as the level of responsibility is going to go through the roof,” he says.

When asked what kind of dad DJ Sox wants to be, he immediately says, “Definitely a hands-on dad! I would like to be a father that gives time to his child. My dad would always make time do things with me, and that is exactly how I want to be.”

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We caught up with the soon-to-be dad to find out if he is ready for pyjama drill: 

What was the first item you bought for your baby?

I was buying myself some sneakers when I saw a cute baby pair on sale and I just couldn’t resist.

Have you done a test drive to the hospital?

Not a test drive as such, but I have driven the route many times as I have been to every scan and our doctor’s rooms are at the hospital.

What have you been told about having a baby that scares you the most?

I think the worry for your child’s wellbeing and health is with you for your whole life – and the responsibility of bringing another person into this world and trying to provide for them, and teach them right from wrong and good from bad.

What do you hope your son will inherit from you, and what do you hope he will inherit from his mom?

I hope he gets to be sporty (and a little naughty) from me, and I definitely hope he gets Bailey’s looks and singing voice.

What are you most excited about fatherhood?

I’m most excited about the unconditional love that I will feel. It’s something you can’t describe or feel until you actually become a parent, and something that I am really looking forward to.

Are you practised in the art of changing nappies?

No, not at all – but I’m sure that will change soon!

DJ Sox’s advice for expecting dads

  • Even though you are not the one carrying the baby, enjoy the journey and be a hands-on dad-to-be. Be present during the pregnancy and go to as many doctors’ appointments as possible. You are in this together, no matter the circumstances.
  • Don’t stress about buying each and every product beforehand. Couples tend to buy as much as possible before their baby arrives, and don’t end up using all of the products, as babies grow up so quickly. Rather prepare as much as you can beforehand in terms of your baby’s future. Whether it’s saving DNA or starting an education fund – it will be worth it in the long run.
  • Determine what kind of father you want to be and set the example from an early age. Even if your newborn is too young to know, it will still have an impact on his life in time to come.
  • And it’s safe to say, just deal with your partner’s emotions. Accept the highs, the lows and the temper tantrums. As men, we have no idea what she’s really going through.

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