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How to Plan for a Good Paternity Leave

First of all, it’s not “time off”; whether you get a week or a month of paternity, it’s going to be a whirlwind of readjustment interrupted by waves of joy and the occasional bout of sheer terror. These tips from guys who have been there are a great way to get (sort of, barely) prepared: keep yourself as unplugged as you possibly can, work with your partner to understand the basics of diapering and bathing and holding so you’re on the same page with each other, make sure you’ve figured out a childcare game plan before either of you go back. Also, don’t vacuum. That one should be easy to follow.