Off to the Doctor We Go!
Speaking of doctor visits, consider taking your baby to the pediatrician alone—without Mom. "Let your wife know that you'd like to have this time alone with the baby," says Hilling. A mom may not recognize or be aware of how much time she spends with the baby and how little time and opportunities a dad has to be with the baby. "Assure her that it is OK to relinquish the baby in your care and that you can be trusted," he says.