Everyone loves cuddles, and perhaps no one more than a newborn.
The medical field is learning more and more about the benefit of skin to skin contact for newborns in regulating things like respiration, glucose and temperature regulation, but the biggest benefit that I see with the camera in my hand? Happy new Dad’s creating that first connection.
Dad’s don’t have that benefit of feeling bubba growing inside them. Even the kicks felt through Mum’s tummy are infrequent and subtle. For first-time Dad’s, that first opportunity to snuggle with your baby is an amazing experience and you can see it written all over their faces.
Keep it up Dad’s, plenty more cuddles in your future.