Dad’s Duty Dept. For some reason my new daughter doesn’t like to go right back to the crib after her nightly feeding. This necessitates her dad rocking her for several minutes until she is into a deep sleep before depositing her for the rest of the night.

What to do when dad is pooped? He props himself up, semi-reclined, on the couch with sundry pillows and lets his daughter snooze away on his chest as he catches up on his sleep. You’d be surprised how many hours you can pass in this state of comfort (especially when it’s a nice couch).