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Lil Tip: Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

Becoming a parent is overwhelming in many ways. But, one of the glaringly obvious ones is the heightened responsibility.

New parents often quarrel over who will feed the baby at four o'clock in the morning or change the next diaper. But, there's a simple solution to resolve these tiffs — the Wheel of Responsibility.

Pin this piece of cardboard up in your house and the next time junior has a soiled nappy, let the wheel decide who is going to change it! Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

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Greggie Greggie 8 years
Who said it was sad to take turns? It's imperative to take turns. That's why I think a chart is sad - if I had to argue with my husband or use a wheel to determine duties, I'd kick him out and raise my kid alone.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
It's sad but sometime..you do just have to take turns...one can get overwhelmed after so long.
t0xxic t0xxic 8 years
its really simple take turns if he doesnt want to help he can hit the curb
MotoLinz MotoLinz 8 years
In 10 months, we've never had any sort of spat over who will do what and when. In the first months, we'd just take turns getting up to feed him at night, and now the diaper duties belong to the person closest when we start to smell it. He'll give him dinner, and I'll do the bath, or vice versa, etc., etc., etc. It's all very equal and easy. Really, it's never been even the remotest issue - we're just two parents raising our kid together. I understand that having a new one around is totally exhausting and can be stressful, but I'd hope no one would need such a wheel for anything other than a few good laughs. :)
mbrown81 mbrown81 8 years
yeah right, not my house. You do your part or else. We made the babies together, we do the work together.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
That just kinda makes me sad. You both do what needs to be done, you don't bicker over details. Although feeding is never an argument here since he can't produce milk. *lol*
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