An MBU Journey… Dad’s Case Study

“I would just like to say a massive thank you to yourself and Dad Matters for all the knowledge I now know which I didn't know before contacting you, it has helped me bond & interact with my daughter who is now 3 months old.

I did see a few things on the news to help dads and Facebook etc. but didn't think I needed it until my partner for the 2nd time had to go into MBU Mother & Baby Unit, they sent me a pack a few days after incase I needed help too.

I contacted you as I was watching a live stream video you do on Wednesdays and was talking about bonding with babies etc., I commented on the video and you asked me to email got back to me straight away and helped me.

I felt emotional one day and didn't know why but this was around 1 week after my partner was a patient at MBU, but after having a chat with you felt so much better, you advised me what to do to help me bond with my daughter I.e., do a video reading a story etc., send a top down because it will have your scent on it, have the same teddy when doing a video chat so me and my daughter can still have that closer, so that reassured me a lot.

Over the few weeks we have been talking you have given me the knowledge which I didn't have before. What to look for in babies and when they will want to communicate and interact, it has worked and helped a lot as in that picture I sent to you, anytime she hears my voice she turns and looks at me and smiles near enough everything.”

“I would just like to say a massive thank you to yourself and Dad Matters for all the knowledge I now know which I didn’t know before contacting you, it has helped me bond & interact with my daughter who is now 3 months old.

I did see a few things on the news to help dads and Facebook etc. but didn’t think I needed it until my partner for the 2nd time had to go into MBU Mother & Baby Unit, they sent me a pack a few days after incase I needed help too.

I contacted you as I was watching a live stream video you do on Wednesdays and was talking about bonding with babies etc., I commented on the video and you asked me to email got back to me straight away and helped me.

I felt emotional one day and didn’t know why but this was around 1 week after my partner was a patient at MBU, but after having a chat with you felt so much better, you advised me what to do to help me bond with my daughter I.e., do a video reading a story etc., send a top down because it will have your scent on it, have the same teddy when doing a video chat so me and my daughter can still have that closer, so that reassured me a lot.

Over the few weeks we have been talking you have given me the knowledge which I didn’t have before. What to look for in babies and when they will want to communicate and interact, it has worked and helped a lot as in that picture I sent to you, anytime she hears my voice she turns and looks at me and smiles near enough everything.”

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