As much as no husband wants to hear this, it turns out that your wife has been right all along. Despite years of trying to convince yourself and everyone else that you’re ‘just not good at it,’ experts have determined that it is actually better for your family if you change a few diapers.
It can improve your wife’s overall health, improve your relationships with your baby, and it’ll improve your relationship with your wife in the bedroom.
How It Affects Your Wife
A study conducted in Sweden in 2019 determined that when fathers are more involved with their baby’s caregiving duties, especially if they take parental leave, it’s better for the mom’s physical and mental health.
Having dad take on more early morning feedings and other childcare duties can strengthen mom’s mental health by giving her more time to recuperate, which can lessen anxiety or symptoms of conditions like post-partum depression, and it gives her time to heal physically.