This tip is good not just for the baby, but for you. The mother of the child will be in loads of pain and recovering from the birthing process (C-section, vaginal birth, they all suck). In addition to this – breastfeeding (while certainly looks like no effort is put forward) is very stressful and makes recovery more difficult. It is important as a father to help out as much as possible.
Women have reported that one of the most helpful things a father can do is help with diapers. Studies have shown that there are long term benefits for relationships between the father/child and the father/mother.
Think of it as your first major task as a father – to learn how to efficiently and effectively change soiled diapers while handling the smell and the hand work needed for a quick change. I almost gamified it by seeing just how fast I could change my child while maintaining cleanliness.
Also, if you haven’t already – get yourself a diaper pail. Unless, you’re in the mood to have a stinky household or want to jump outside every few hours to drop off the soiled diaper. Trust me when I say that the diaper pail was a purchase I didn’t regret.
You can find the one we used here: Playtex Diaper Genie.