Momma Needs Some Help!

Sarah became a mother one month ago. Congratulations Sarah! The only problem is her husband isn’t helping quiet the baby in the middle of the night. He works a tough full time job, while Sarah is a stay-at-home mom. As we all know, being a stay-at-home mom is a full time job, especially to a newborn baby. Sarah feels that her husband should be helping in the middle of the night so she can get her fair share of sleep as well. He argues that since she’s staying at home and he’s working, he should be exempt from baby aid in the middle of the night. We had some veteran parents call in with their wisdom of how they took turns checking on the baby. Each of them had a prior arrangement in place with their spouse. So it sounds like Sarah needs to break up the baby aid into shifts and start taking turns. Donald called in with the Devil’s advocate point of view saying that Sarah probably has plenty of chances to nap throughout the day with her child, whereas once the husband is up, he’s up and working the whole time. Obviously we think the father should pull his weight in child care. How he does this will depend on some sort of compromise between them. Best of luck!