Fathers are special people. Even the strongest, most macho man becomes an overgrown teddy bear around their own child. The most important part of dad’s life is resting in his arms. My husband was afraid to hold our son at first. When he got the hang of it, I would tiptoe around the house and catch him humming to our son as he rocked him to sleep. He was becoming every bit the caring and loving father our son would need throughout his life.
Baby Photo Ideas:
Since mommy is usually the one caring for baby during the first six weeks of life, whenever daddy steps in to help is a good time for a photograph. Shots of daddy and baby when neither of them is aware of your presence produce loving memories.
Let daddy get up one night and take care of baby. Watch him rub the sleep from his eyes and give his best zombie impression as he staggers off to the nursery. Grab the camera and follow him to the nursery. Watch him carry baby to the changing table. Is he awake enough to put baby’s diaper on correctly? If not, you’ll catch it on camera.
Be sure to take regular photos of baby with Daddy to show baby’s growth. Playtime is oftentimes the best time to catch daddy at his best.
Baby Scrapbooking Ideas:
Title your pages “Daddy’s Little Girl” or “Daddy’s Best Man”. If baby is a boy, design the scrapbook page with father and son activities in mind. Boys play catch with their fathers and build things. Let the decorations reflect all of the wonderful memories father and son will share in years to come.
Use stickers or foam in the shapes of basketballs, baseballs, and other sporting items. If your bouncing baby is a girl, decorate with father/daughter moments in mind: tea time, bike riding, ballet, and roller skating to name a few.
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