Tips For Dad

Being an active father is important not only to your children, but to your partner too. You provide unique support and love to your family.

Dads Make a Difference

Children who have an involved father are more likely to:

  • Be more confident
  • Do better in school
  • Get better jobs
  • Avoid trouble at home, school or in the neighborhood

Hey Dad! Baby and mom are counting on you for support. Here are some tips to help during pregnancy.

A healthy mom means a healthy baby. Help out by making mom a healthy meal or getting healthy snacks.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Encourage mom to avoid drugs, alcohol, and smoking. You should avoid it too. All kinds of second hand and third hand smoke can be harmful to both mom and baby.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Talk, read, sing and play! Your baby can hear you and recognize your voice during pregnancy. This is a great way to start bonding with your baby before they arrive.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Be a good supporter. Try your best to be there for your growing baby.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Ask what mom needs to help reduce stress. It’s a great way to bond, and mom will appreciate it.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Start preparing early to bring your baby home. Remember to have a car seat and crib all ready to go. Click here for a checklist on what to take to the hospital for mom, baby and you.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Encourage breastfeeding. It’s better for baby and mom. For more information on ways dad can support breastfeeding, click here.

Tips for Helping During Pregnancy

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Being a new parent can be scary, but there is support available. Check out the resource centers in your neighborhood.

Dads Do A Lot

Research shows that African American fathers especially, do a lot with their children but would like to do even more. So keep it up! Read books, play ball, build stuff, feed them, give them baths, change their diapers. Talk and sing to your kids every chance you get.