The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, opened up about the “fear” he had when becoming a father for the first time.
Being royal doesn’t get Prince William out of diaper duty!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen making some bagels last week. A month after Instagram introduced Reels — which enables Instagram users to make short videos and montages set to music, much like the popular app TikTok — the royal couple, both 38, posted their first video using the new feature following their visit to the famous Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery.
During the program, Prince William learned how men in the United Kingdom develop their confidence in their roles as dads. Prince William spoke about being able to relate to the fears that come with having a newborn baby on the way, admitting it was “very vulnerable.”
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He said [via PEOPLE]: “The fear of having a newborn baby, that’s very vulnerable and that’s what you spend most of your time worrying about, thinking ‘what do I do’? “And that’s the thing, isn’t it? It’s very daunting of how tiny they are when they first arrive.”
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The dad-of-three was also taken through a number of scenarios that the men attending the course go through, including how to feed and change a baby and dealing with personal health. He also observed one dad-to-be, whose wife is expecting a baby boy, showing how he had been taught to change a diaper.
Prince William also confessed that diaper changing can be a little intimidating as newborns are “so fragile.”He continued: “Everything’s so tiny, their little fingers and toes. “You do feel like if you move them around too much they’re going to break almost but they don’t!”
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William learned that one in 10 new dads suffer from post-natal depression and many suffer in silence over lack of education around the problem.
“From a young age, you’re a taught to kind of like have a plan, have a career etc. Then all of a sudden babies come along and you have to start thinking about a lot more,” William said. “And I think one of the things is, ladies are a lot more giving and I think a lot more generous. Whereas I think guys we kind of get into trying to get into making a success of whatever we are trying to do, we get into a rhythm and then children come along and it’s like, ‘Which way do I go now?’ ”
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