1. Be on the Same Page.
There are lots of different parenting styles out there. From diapers to feeding to bedtime, make sure that you and your partner agree on which paths to choose, and which to avoid. Do what works best for your new family.
2. Keep Each Other in Check.
Noticing your partner gaining some vocal volume when frustrated? It’s okay. Gently remind them to lower their voice and keep a calm tone. Is your partner quick to press the panic button while having a bit of a scare? It’s all right. Reassure your partner that everything is going to be okay so you can both refocus and work better as a team.
3. Forgive Easily.
So you sent your partner out for a specific item and they didn’t come back with the right thing, again. Let it go! It’s not worth the negative energy. Calmly explain what you were requesting and why. Forgiving one another easily will release a lot of tension which may otherwise be pent up, and storing negative energy isn’t good for anyone in your family.
4. Appreciate Each Other.
Taking over “baby duty” so that your partner can have a bath, a quiet cup of tea, or a well-deserved nap can go a long way in your relationship. These little gestures turn into precious gifts in the realm of parenthood. Spoil one another!
5. Stop to Smile.
Most importantly, your bond with each other and your little one will grow during times of happiness. Take as many moments as you can to admire your baby together. Caress baby-soft skin, kiss tiny baby feet, and enjoy the sing-song tune of adorable baby laughter. Love each other without holding back. These moments are memories to keep for a lifetime.