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onlylivinggirl · 16/03/2011 13:25

I am hoping some SAHDs can give some advice for DP- He is a SAHD for our DS 10months - 3 days a week and is struggling. i think he is basically lonely and bored. He is self employed and works from home and is doing this to a lesser degree than pre DS on the 2 days DS is in nursery.
He does take DS to some groups but I don't think he really talks to people there- other than a couple of mums we knew through NCT and they are back to work soon.

Any tips?

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pookamoo · 16/03/2011 13:29

Has he looked into maybe classes of some kind, if it is affordable?
DH takes our DD swimming on his SAHD days, and it means they get out of the house and get to meet other people, although as it's in a structured setting, there isn't the pressure to "just sit and chat" like there can be at baby groups.

Also, see if your local Children's Centre has "Dads'" toddler / baby group, ours does although DH has not been yet.

pookamoo · 16/03/2011 13:29

Oh also the library bounce and rhyme or storytime sessions can be good.

onlylivinggirl · 16/03/2011 15:19

He does swimming and jojingles- but i think he finds it hard to make the next step - eg go for coffee etc- i think he thinks it is easy for the mums. But he does prefer being out at groups to doing nothing.

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