Mother and Baby

9 Fatherhood Stereotypes – And Why They Aren’t True

Despite more men than ever staying at home to look after their kids, there are still the Homer Simpson stereotypes – here’s why they just aren’t true…
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1. Dads have absolutely no idea what they’re doing

Leave your partner alone with your little ones and, of course, he’ll cope (and learn as he becomes more confident)
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2. Dads are terrified of the delivery room

The vast majority of men wouldn’t dream of being anywhere other than by their partner’s side when it comes to labour day – to welcome your baby into the world (together).
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3. Dads don’t change nappies

Dads are just as dexterous when it comes to wiping bums and fixing nappy tabs – remember, everything’s a learning curve as a parent.
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4. Dads should give up on their social life

Dads (like mums) still need a break – just because he happens to be up early watching CBeebies on a Sunday morning, doesn’t mean he can’t have a beer on Saturday night.
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5. Dads don’t get up in the night

The reality is every couple will work things out differently – but there are plenty of dads that do the night feeds…
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6. Dads are over-protective of their daughters

If David Beckham’s anything to go by, this is true. But don’t forget Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – dad’s are just as protective of their sons as well!
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7. Dads feel out of place at the nursery-gate

The nursery run is undertaken by a myriad of different people – single parents, grandparents, child-minders, gay parents, mums and dads who work from home – the list goes on. Welcome to the 21st century.
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8. Dads are second-rate cooks

Heating up a jar of baby food isn’t about the limit of the typical dad's culinary capabilities – dads can cook too!
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9. All dads become their own dad

As much as he’s starting to look like your father-in-law, it doesn’t mean he’s giving up the iPad toddler distraction technique anytime soon.
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