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Being a new dad: caring for a newborn

Here we give tips for new dads on caring for a newborn baby. There is always something to be done and this time is a great opportunity for dads to begin bonding with their baby.

Being a new dad: the early days

Becoming a dad and caring for both a newborn baby and your partner can be a huge adjustment. Here we offer advice for new dads on things you might face once your baby is born.

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Six week postnatal check-up

What can you expect at your six week postnatal check-up? Find out more about the checks you will receive post pregnancy to see if you are recovering well after giving birth.

Being a new dad: changing relationships

Having a baby can affect your relationship. Here we look at how to resolve problems with advice for new dads on staying supportive after childbirth.

Being a new dad: fathers and breastfeeding support

This article provides breastfeeding info for dads, including how to support your partner emotionally and practically with breastfeeding and your role with formula feeding.

Being a new dad: sex after pregnancy

Sex after pregnancy: Resuming your sex life after birth may take time. This article discusses when you can have sex after birth and the impact of breastfeeding on sex.

Being a new dad: juggling life as a new parent

Becoming a parent involves shifts in your lifestyle. This article offers information for new dads on fathers' rights at work, stress after childbirth and relationships.

Being a new dad: family finances

Family finances are an important consideration after your child is born. Read about costs related to having a baby including childcare, and about parental benefits and savings.

Bleeding after birth guide: What to expect

Some bleeding after birth is completely normal. Here we outline what typically happens in terms of blood loss in the weeks after giving birth, including the passing of clots.

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Sex after pregnancy: tips for new dads

Here we give our top tips to new dads on resuming their sex life after having a baby. 

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Cold weather tips for the winter

In the winter months when the temperature drops your baby needs to be kept warm, especially when outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping them warm in the cold weather.

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Shared Parental Leave: a dad's view

Ben, 31, has an 11-month-old daughter Hannah with his partner Catherine. He works as a social media manager at the BBC and is about to return to work after taking shared parental leave for three months.