I’ve never heard a woman complain that her husband helps too much with the baby, but I’ve often heard new moms voice frustration about uninvolved dads.
Many new dads just don’t know how to handle a baby or are discouraged when their wives criticise their sometimes-clumsy attempts at feeding or diapering. These men lack the confidence and skills (but not the motivation) to care for baby.
When Duct Tape Won’t Work is an interactive CD-ROM designed to teach dads the skills they need to care for their infant or toddler like a pro. Illustrated step-by-step instructions teach how to take baby’s temperature, childproof your house, swaddle a baby, calm a crying baby, use a nasal aspirator, treat common childhood injuries, and much more. The CD-ROM also covers topics such as understanding labor, helping mom as she recovers from labor, and the impact having a child can have on your relationship. There is also an interactive “Ages and Stages” section which covers a child’s development from birth through age three.
When Duct Tape Won’t Work‘s format, which uses video and interactive activities, was specially designed by medical professionals for how men learn. For example, using the “Child Safe Home” section (pictured at left), dads can interactively explore various rooms to learn about common safety problems and how to childproof their home.
To buy When Duck Tape Won’t Work online, click here. Proceeds support the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), which aims to promote responsible fatherhood. You may have seen one of their PSAs on TV or watched their segment on the Oprah show. In addition, through their Deployed Fathers and Families Program, NFI has worked to help families affected by military deployment.