Ranbir Kapoor Opens Up About Fatherhood And Shares Helpful Tips For New Parents

Ranbir Kapoor Opens Up About Fatherhood And Shares Helpful Tips For New Parents

23 Feb 2023 | 6 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Bollywood’s beloved actor Ranbir Kapoor is in the best phase of his life. The actor recently got married to his long-time girlfriend Alia Bhatt, and the couple also welcomed their darling daughter Raha in November 2022. On the professional front, the new dad is all set to release his new romantic drama Tu Jhooti Mai Makkar and is putting all of his efforts into the promotional activities of the film.

In one of the interviews for his upcoming movie, the doting dad opened up about fatherhood, and how this phase of life completely changed him. He also revealed how he felt when he held his daughter for the first time, and tips that all parents should know. 

Ranbir Kapoor On Fatherhood And How It Changed His Life

Parenthood is a special experience, but the joy and emotion of embracing it for the first time cannot be expressed in words easily. New dad Ranbir Kapoor feels the same too. Taking about how fatherhood changed his life, Ranbir added, “I thought I had lived half of my life, I got married, I love my wife, and what’s more to come. But I think the moment my child was born, Raha was born, it opened a different emotion, a different chakra in my body.”

The doting dad further stated, “I have never felt like this in my life. It is pure joy! I just want to be at home, with my daughter. I don’t want to work or do anything at all. But of course, I can’t do that…This feeling just…it’s difficult to put in words.”

The doting dad never fails to express his excitement about embracing parenthood, and we can only imagine all the love that he showers on his darling daughter.

Ranbir Kapoor’s Top Advice For New Parents

Even before embracing parenthood, Ranbir Kapoor had expressed that he is a big advocate for #EqualParenting and that he wants to share the same responsibilities as his wife while raising their child.

In an interview with @missmalini, the new dad joined hands with BabyChakra and took a pledge to be an #equalparent. Ranbir believes that being an equal parent is the key to raising happy children, and it also enhances the family’s overall well-being. He also stated that he wants to be an equal supporter in this beautiful journey that he shares with his wife Alia, and suggests other new parents do the same.

It may take you some time to navigate through the trials and tribulations of parenthood, but eventually, you will be able to overcome the challenges and navigate the journey better. In the next section, we have listed some tips for first-time dads that can help you ease into fatherhood and boost your confidence as a new parent.

5 Practical Tips For First-time Dads

Share your feeding duties and have open communication with your partner to parent as a teal effectively / Image credit: Freepik

Chip In Wherever You Can

Regardless of how your partner delivers, they may need ample time to recover. So, be there for them, and take up any parenting duty that you can. For instance, change your baby’s diapers, give them a bath, or take them in your arms and soothe them to sleep. This also gives you sufficient time to bond with your newborn.

Share Feeding Duties

Breastfeeding is the only babycare activity limited to mumps. But there are other ways you can help. You can give your baby bottles of expressed milk or formula and think of other ways to share your feeding duties. This again gives both parents equal opportunities to connect with their munchkins, and you can also hold your baby close and give them skin-to-skin contact to enhance connection through touch.

Communicate With Your Partner Openly

Both your and your partner’s lifestyle are going to drastically change after you welcome your newborn. So to make it easier for both of you, it’s a good idea to spend some time with your partner and agree on an appropriate division of labour. You will be able to parent more effectively as a team by dividing critical tasks and by having open communication whenever you hit a bump. 

Don’t Forget Self-Care

As a new parent, self-care may take a backseat, but remember it’s still crucial to look after yourself to maintain your overall well-being. Look for activities that you can do alone to boost your energy and mood, and pick out a particular time of the day that you can dedicate entirely to self-care rituals. This will help ease your mind and also prevent burnout. 

Remember There is No Perfect Parenting

As a new dad/parent, there are going to be a million instances when you will feel like you are doing things wrong, or you aren’t as good as others. But pause, and remember that there is no perfect thing in this world, let alone parenting. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and don’t stress about them, rather learn from your obstacles, and figure out what you can do better.

As Ranbir Kapoor rightly put it: parenthood is a journey that changes an individual completely. If you are all set to embrace fatherhood, then make sure to follow the tips that we have discussed above, and instead of doubting yourself, make sure to soak in every moment of this beautiful journey and cherish the joys of it.


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