There are huge benefits to children of all ages having a significant male adult who is positively involved in their lives. Positive male involvement at any stage in a child’s life is beneficial for both baby’s and mums wellbeing. Men can become involved in a child’s life from very early on, even from early pregnancy. Scans and research show that even in the womb babies respond to familiar voices.
As a Father you can play an invaluable role in your child’s life to build a good foundation for learning all these new skills. Evidence has shown that children who have a good bond or attachment with their parents and who receive approporiate stimulation for example through play and interaction have good foundations for learning.
Fathers have as much to take on adjusting to their new role as mothers do so men need to be fully included in preparations for the birth of a baby.