Lionel (father of Oscar): I’ve developed this habit on Saturday mornings to just take a quilt in front of the block of units that I live in, and just put the baby down and bring a couple of toys and I just sit with him and we play together. And it’s also good for me because I’ve been under a bit of stress at work lately running a lot of deadlines and so on. And just, it’s my time to just let go of it all.
Robert (father of 4): We bathe our baby in the bath tub and I lean over the side and, you know, it’s a natural thing. They love the water flow; you love, you know, simulating like the baby’s swimming or it might be a pram – they see a flower. Everything to them is an adventure.
Pete (father of 3): Six o’clock on a Saturday morning I’d get the baby as full as I could with milk and then, you know, put him in the stroller and we’d go for a walk.
David (father of Aidan and Riley): We’ve got a thing, which I don’t know if we should have kept going for this now that the oldest one is four, of bringing them into bed every morning, and just that moment when you just look over and they are not elbowing you and kicking you and doing all that sort of stuff. When they’re just lying there just looking around, looking back at them, just gazing at them. That’s a special moment that happens every day.
Manfred (father of James): When I took him out as a little baby I always carried him around in the Baby Bjorn facing out and I’d just walk down to the shops or around the block and go out amongst people, and everybody who passed us was smiling, everybody smiled. And I felt so proud, it felt so incredibly good and it seemed like the world is a perfect place.
Gavin (father of 5): And when they smile at you, you tend to forget every other time that they have screamed, it’s just that sort of feeling, when they look at you and give you a smile. It’s just, yeah, it’s unreal.