First Time Dad Tips - Tips for new Fathers in the Philippines

Tips for a first-time Dad in the Philippines

As a dad blogger in the Philippines, I would like to share one of the biggest challenges of being a dad - it is technically the first day when you become a dad! Lol.

No book, no youtube video, and no amount of training will actually prepare you for the actual thing. It's a big change, but it's worth it.

So here are some points that may not help at all, but are good to know things for any first-time dads in the Philippines.

Fatherhood is awesome.

As a Dadblogger in the Philippines, I can only attest that Fatherhood is awesome. You will be filled with joy, and your love for your child will grow each day as you watch them grow into a person. Your happiness is contagious, and it will be rewarding to see the smile on their face when they're happy.

In fact the reason why I write a dad blog, is for that purpose, to share my joy.

You'll feel a sense of accomplishment seeing that special bond between you and your child develop over time. You'll also feel pride in being able to provide for them financially, physically, and emotionally; knowing that you can do anything for them because they are always watching out for one another!

Being a first-time dad means being needed by someone else – not just yourself! This can be both stressful and fulfilling at the same time depending on whether or not it's easy to care for another human being 24/7/365 days per year (and then some).

Being a new dad is scary.

The first month, week and days of your baby’s life will be filled with stress, worry and uncertainty. No amount of reading, research or advice can prepare you for what it is like being a new dad. You are entering an unknown world that is filled with so much love, joy and happiness but also fear, anxiety and uncertainty.

It wasn't until my wife gave birth that I realized just how stressful the first few weeks after having a baby can be for both parents. Not only are you not sure what to do or how best to care for your newborn but you have virtually no energy left after spending hours getting up every 3-4 hours through the night trying everything possible under the sun (and then some!) in order to get this little person out into this big world safely!

Don't be afraid to ask for help and have a good father checklist

  • Don't be afraid to ask for help.

  • If there's something that you need a hand with, don't hesitate to ask someone else who has been through the same thing (and even if they haven't, chances are they'll know someone who has).

  • The most important thing is that everyone understands what's going on at home: parents can feel isolated while caring for their newborns and babies because they're sleep-deprived and overwhelmed by all these new feelings.

  • Having other dad friends around helps keep spirits high and reminds us that we're still human beings living outside our homes sometimes too!

  • Create a Dad Checklist and be more organized. List down the things you need to buy and provide. Have a schedule.

Accept the changes to your life as a First time Dad

The moment you become a first-time dad, your life changes. You will start to see things differently and prioritize what matters most to you.

You will find yourself saying "no" more often than ever before. This can be a hard thing for some people; however, it is not meant in any way as an insult or a reflection of how much they are loved by their childless friends or family members. It is simply the reality of being a new parent--you have less time, money, energy, and resources (especially sleep!) than before becoming a parent!

The good news is that once your priorities shift from working/schooling/socializing to spending time with your new family member(s), it becomes easier for others around them too! These changes are actually pretty awesome because there's nothing quite like getting up early on Saturday morning just so everyone can spend some quality time together without interruption from cell phones ringing off the hook...

Dad Sleep Tips

You will be sleep deprived. Whether you are a first-time dad or have been around the block a few times, it's likely that you will still be tired during the week. You probably won’t get as much sleep as you would if your kid wasn't in the house, but that’s okay!

Don't worry about what other people think. Your friends and family may think that it is strange for you not to want all of your free time back after having a baby (and they might even feel guilty about it). But just because other people don't understand doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with how you feel. The most important thing is to take care of yourself so that when everyone else needs help from time to time, you can be there for them too!

Find things that help you relax.

Find things that help you relax.

Whether it's taking a bath, going for a run, or meditating in the morning—you need to make sure that your mind is at ease. If you're relaxed, then there's no room for doubt or worry.

It is hard but it is worth it!

A Dad blogger like me knows that when you first become a first-time dad in the Philippines, it can be difficult to know what to do. There are so many things that you need to remember and do every day, and it can be overwhelming. You might feel like your head is going to explode!

The good news is that once you have some experience under your belt, life gets easier. The first six months will probably be the hardest — and these days actually pass by like a breeze.


Becoming a first-time father is one of the greatest things that can happen to a man. It will change your life in ways you never expected, but it’s also worth it! Take this advice with you on your journey, and remember to enjoy every moment because before long those moments will fly by.

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