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Dad's view: parenting

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.

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.

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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. 

Ben and Hannah

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.

Shared Parental Leave

New parents have the right to Shared Parental Leave. What is this right and how do you apply for it?

Paternity leave and pay

This article outlines your paternity rights regarding statutory paternity leave and pay with information on ordinary and additional paternity leave in the UK.

Flexible working: Your right to a request

What is flexible working and how do you request it? Find out more about flexible working hours, your rights, making an application in the UK and the potential benefits here.