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10 things all men should do before becoming a dad

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Having a baby is a game changer and it’s good to be prepared, says dad blogger Adam Riches – aka The Honest Dad.


Knowing what and when is going to happen is vital for the mission going as smoothly as it can. The more you  know about labour, the more help you’re going to be to your partner. Trust me, you don’t want to be clueless in that delivery room or you’ll be in for a shock.


As painful as it may seem, going to antenatal classes can be great for networking and learning about the seemingly abstract concepts (still not sure what a ventouse is?). Will it change your life? Unlikely. However, you will a) be supporting your partner and b) might meet some other dads-to-be who are in the same boat. Useful when the proverbial (baby) shit hits the fan later on.


Get it in before the baby comes. Of course you can still have nights out with a baby…it’s the hangovers that are worse. Kids seem to have a funny way of knowing when you’re rough, too. It’s like they have an additional volume setting they save just for it. Hell hath no fury like a screaming on a hangover.

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