I insist, in a home the roles between a men and a women must be equal… Both can take care of their new born for example.
I was happy when my cousin told me that at first her husband gig, used to give the bath to the little girl, and more happy when I see dads playing with their kids in Jungle land… ( exception rare, mais existe).
The myth of the Lebanese boy, who usually lives with his parents, and under the spell of his mom, ironing his shirts, till 35 year or more, must change, this Lebanese boy, will one day be a dad, and He HAS to Participate and Be IN CHARGE, of the well being of his children, or new born… the Dad who only helps is for me a parent who is not doing his full job :-))
The same for the new mom who waits for her “hameto” or her “mom” or “gouvernante” or Domestic worker to iron, feed, sterilize, wash, give bath, change diapers….
euno… don’t you think that we can cuddle the so long waited new born by ourselves???
bref, as I am a pure Lebanese Women, and girl, who lived with her parents taking her in charge till 29 years old, I do not know how to take care of a baby, or a new born.
So when I new I was pregnant, I decided to prepare my self to the new job I will have to deal with, taking care with love of the new born.
I needed to learn how to Breastfeed, How to change Diapers, how to sterilize bottles, how to give a bath, how to massage the new born, how to cut the nails, and how to clean the face….
yes yes yes… all those are tasks, we as new parents have to learn, quickly!! if we want to succeed and have time to play, cuddle, love the new born 🙂
so, My Husband and I, searched the internet for good learning tips , and we would love to share them with all pregnant women, and future daddy to be!!!
for you some very interesting short videos: Some are in French other in English:
1- how to clean the face of a new born / comment nettoyer le visage du nouveau ne : video in French http://www.aufeminin.com/bebe/video-soin-visage-bebe-n58255.html or this http://www.aufeminin.com/video-maman-bebe/toilette-bebe-n77363.html
2- How to clean the ombilical cord of a new born / comment nettoyer le cordon du nouveau ne: video in French http://www.aufeminin.com/bebe/video-soin-du-cordon-n58254.html
3- How to change baby diapers/ comment changer la couche de bebe : video in French http://www.aufeminin.com/bebe/changer-couche-nouveau-ne-n58983.html
4- How to give a bath to a new born/ Le bain du nourisson: video In French http://www.aufeminin.com/bebe/video-bain-de-bebe-n58251.html
5-How to place the new born to sleep/ comment coucher bebe video in French http://www.aufeminin.com/video-maman-bebe/video-coucher-bebe-n59189.html
et comment echapper a la mort du nourrison ou le SIDS video en anglais http://www.babycenter.com/2_how-to-reduce-your-babys-risk-of-sids_10360426.bc#videoplaylist
6- How to cut the nails of a new born / comment couper les onlges de bebe : video in French http://www.aufeminin.com/video-maman-bebe/couper-ongle-bebe-n84642.html
video In English how to trim nails of baby http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Trimming-Babys-Nails.aspx
7- Femme enceinte en voiture que faire / Pregnancy and car travel: video in English http://video.about.com/pregnancy/Pregnancy-and-Car-travel.htm
8- checkliste pour bien allaiter/ Breastfeeding checklist page in English : http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/A-Breastfeeding-Checklist-Are-You-Nursing-Correctly.aspx
9- Que preparer avant d’aller a la maternite? what to prepare in your bag before going to deliver? video in English: http://video.about.com/pregnancy/How-to-Pack-a-Maternity-Bag.htm
10- Comment soigner la peau de bebe/ Baby Skin basics video in English: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Baby-Skin-Basics.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR:+No+local+token&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR:+No+local+token
11- Les taches sur bebe / Baby skin condition and what appears video in English: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Baby-Skin-Conditions.aspx
12- Comment prendre soin du penis du bebe/ how to care for an Uncircumcised penis: page in englishhttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/bathing-skin-care/Pages/Care-for-an-Uncircumcised-Penis.aspx
13- Comment calmer les pieds d’une femme enceinte/ how to calm swollen feet during pregnancy . Video in English http://video.about.com/pregnancy/Swollen-Feet-and-Pregnancy.htm
14- Les meilleures positions pour bien allaiter / How to breastfeed easily video in English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bs0X_O8ZhM or http://www.babycenter.com/2_10-tips-for-breastfeeding-success_10326780.bc
15- Des lectures en francais sur l’allaitement:
16- Un guide produit par L’UNICEF concernant la premiere tetee: video en anglais: http://www.unicef.org.uk/BabyFriendly/Parents/Resources/AudioVideo/Positioning-and-attachment/
17- Comment enrober bebe/ How to swaddle the new born http://www.babycenter.com/2_how-to-swaddle-a-baby_10347122.bc
I hope that those links and videos are interesting and will help each expecting mom and dad!!