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iVillage.com: 17 Ways to Help Your Partner Pitch In

Show Him How to Bond with Baby

“Even basic infant care -- diapering, dressing and bathing -- can be pleasurable activities for both parent and child if you slow down and perform them with awareness,” explains Dr. Herwitz. To transform a mundane chore into a bonding opportunity, talk to the baby, give him a chance to respond, and make eye contact. “You’ll see that it becomes a rewarding give and take with your child,” Dr. Herwitz adds. Once you’ve mastered this new approach, show your spouse how valuable (albeit sometimes smelly) this one-on-one caretaking time can be without you in the picture.

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