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Tell Mommy: What Does Your Husband Do Better?

Does the daddy in your life ever throw your parenting skills a much welcomed curve ball? An expectant Sugar staffer recently shared an experience that almost everyone can relate to. She said:

"I've always deemed myself the so-called baby whisperer between my husband and me. But over the weekend while playing with our seven-month-old niece, he was able to bring more giggles and smiles to her face than anyone in the house. As it turns out, my hubby has the uncanny ability to make noises and faces silly enough to drive anyone to laughter, but especially those still wearing diapers. Knowing that he is able to forgo his manliness in an effort to make a baby smile is enough to melt my heart, and it also gets me excited to see him bring endless smiles to our little one when she arrives."

Many women pride themselves in their inherent ways with children, but men do too. Tell mommy what your husband is better at when it comes to the kiddos.


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macgirl macgirl 8 years
My love is the best at the 2:30am-5:30am pacifiering. The 10 month old wakes up and through the baby monitor sounds WIDE awake. Hubby goes in there doing his best "shhooooooooooshhhhh" puts in a fresh paci and BAM baby is back to sleep almost instantly. I tried to step in a week ago and baby was crying and freaking out. I was up with him for 45 minutes- hubby walks in, takes the baby and does the shooosh and lays him down. Asleep in 1 minute. I almost hate him ;-)
wonderwoman80 wonderwoman80 8 years
My husband is in charge of the baths. He gives the best baths and our son just enjoys the bathtime with my husband better!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
my fiance is a lot more patient, cook, clean, take care of the kids, DO HOMEWORK
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 8 years
My husband plays with my daughter better than I do. I have no patience and it's horrible. He will seriously sit there for an hour playing house or barbies with her. I just was never really like that, I played by myself most of the time. It makes me feel bad though ::(:
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
My exh-usband paid the bills better. NOT gifted with kids. He'll be an awesome grandfather though! Some men need much more time. :)
Moms Moms 8 years
katedavis — how scary! I'm sorry you went though that and hope your son is alright.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Scary Katedavis! Yikes! I can't even imagine... My husband is more patient than I am, for the most part (we both have our moments). He's also better at playtime. He gets her to hysterical giggling far faster than I do. I also love to watch him explain things to her when they're playing, he's really good at that.
katedavis katedavis 8 years
A few months ago I wouldn't have thought there was any difference between my husband and I in terms of parenting skills, but then my son had a seizure that lasted about 2 hours. Aside from being an absolutely horrifying experience it was interesting to see our strong points. I was definitely better than he was while my son was having the seizure and while the doctors were working on him in the emergency room when we didn't know what was going to be. But my husband was much better with my son than I was after the seizure- when he had an adverse reaction to the meds he was on that lasted about 20 hours. They caused him to wail and he wasn't able to keep his body still, nor could he sleep. I found it so difficult that I couldn't comfort him, and it was physically painful to try to hold him because he was so strong and flailing all over the place. My husband, on the other hand, was able to stay with him and stay calm with him throughout.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
My husband's better at a lot of it. The playing stuff especially, he can entertain the baby much better than I can. He's also more patient, more inventive when it comes to things to do, etc.
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