Letting Dad bond with baby in his own way

Learn about: Letting Dad bond with baby in his own way from Andrea Bendewald,...
Letting Dad bond with baby in his own way | Kids in the House
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Letting Dad bond with baby in his own way

Comment
463
Like
463
Transcription: 
When I had my first child, I was given a great piece of advice that really helped me and my husband. And, that was to allow my husband to find his way with the newborn baby. That was let him figure some of it out himself and develop a bond with the baby. I was there to answer any questions if he had any, or if he say, "Hey, babe, you know. What should I do? She seems fuzzy." Then, I would offer, "Well, I don't know. But, I've learned that if you hold her this way, she stops crying." But, what I didn't do was tell him what to do or insert myself when he didn't ask. And, then, I really allowed this great opportunity for him to develop this beautiful relationship with the baby.

Learn about: Letting Dad bond with baby in his own way from Andrea Bendewald,...

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Andrea Bendewald

Actor & Mom

Andréa Bendewald is an actress who has worked in television, movies and theatre for the past 15 years. Some of her credits include, Last Man Standing, Without a Trace, The Game, According to Jim, Two and Half Men, House, Entourage, CSI Miami, Center of the Universe, Men Behaving Badly, That '70s Show, Providence, Ellen, Friends, Seinfeld and Employee of the Month.

In addition to her acting career Andréa, is founder of MyEnchantedCircle.com where she brings the power of celebration to Angelenos by creating sacred ceremonies and facilitating transformational circles.  She is happily married to actor/writer, Mitch Rouse, and is a proud mother to their two beautiful children, Tennessee Louise and Strummer James.  

More Parenting Videos from Andrea Bendewald >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter