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    Default First time dad as a career fireman

    Any tips or hints for a first time dad as a career fireman? No offense to vollies, I started out as one, but I figured ask where I wanted answered. I know with the 24/48 schedule I'll have the bulk of alone time with the baby and wondered if y'all had some tips from previous experience, not to mention arguments that may ensue due to schedule. Thanks for any words of wisdom you may have.

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    its not clear what you're asking.

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    Okay here we go.

    Does your wife work? If yes, get up at night with the baby when you are home so she can sleep. You can nap during the day when the baby naps. She can't. Help with the housework, it won't kill you to vacuum once in a while, do the dishes, dust, make dinner on occasion so when she comes home she can relax and enjoy dinner with you. It really doesn't take that long to do those things and the difference it makes is amazing. Frankly, even if your wife doesn't work, doing those things on occasion makes a big difference anyways.
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    Just like any job do not let it come first before your family

    Help out on days off

    Invite family to station on birthdays and other holidays

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Okay here we go.

    Does your wife work? If yes, get up at night with the baby when you are home so she can sleep. You can nap during the day when the baby naps. She can't. Help with the housework, it won't kill you to vacuum once in a while, do the dishes, dust, make dinner on occasion so when she comes home she can relax and enjoy dinner with you. It really doesn't take that long to do those things and the difference it makes is amazing. Frankly, even if your wife doesn't work, doing those things on occasion makes a big difference anyways.
    This is probably the best advice you'll ever receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnjak View Post
    This is probably the best advice you'll ever receive.
    Thanks Cap!
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