Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

Jordan Watson demonstrating a few of the different baby holds.

LETITIA ROWLANDS For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

Most coordinated dad of the year?

Claire Siracusa One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

The book is available from all good bookstore now.

Jennifer Berger Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

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Jason Crew I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

6 things great dads have mastered

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Stacey Steinberg So thank you to all the fathers who get up early, go to bed late, and fill their days dancing to the beautiful beat of parenthood.

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Dad, 33, battles breast cancer

Jamie Cox, 33, has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Teresa Hattan  Breast cancer never crossed Jamie Cox's mind.

'I'm really going to be a dad?!': real men react to baby news

Thrilled: new dads-to-be share their emotions.

Staff writers Breaking the news to your partner that you're pregnant - especially if it's something you've both been dreaming of - is a moment you'll never forget.

Paternity leave is not a holiday

My leave was no vacation. Vacations are a time where you can relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

Dave Dash My manager didn't realise "How was your holiday" was the worst thing to ask me after I came back from paternity leave.

It's not easy being a dad in a mum's world

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Nevin Martell I don't want to be the one who doesn't belong or is seen as a trespasser on the sacred grounds of motherhood. I simply want to be regarded as a parent.

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In defense of the dads who do so much

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DONNA WEBECK It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.

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5 characteristics of great dads

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JODIE BENVENISTE It’s great to see a generation of dads who are more actively involved with caring, nurturing and loving their kids.

The place just for dads of multiples

The arrival of Neil Ward's twin sons were the catalyst for the creation of The Multiples Dad Sanctuary.

Gabe McGrath When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.

Dads-to-be celebrating with 'dadchelor' parties

Party games and snacks often revolve around the theme of fertilisation.

Nara Schoenberg Long the domain of women, the single-sex baby shower is increasingly being embraced by men.

One in 10 dads suffer from postnatal depression

Report: There is a growing realisation that post-natal depression is an issue for men, too.

MIKI PERKINS One in 10 new fathers suffers from postnatal depression, new research shows.

Is there sex after baby-making sex?

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Armin Brott I'm an expectant father, and my sex life has completely disappeared. Are we EVER going to have sex again?

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16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

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Melanie Mahoney Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

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Shereen Lehman Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

Why I'm a role model my generation didn't have

I've never had a toddler question whether I was qualified to interact with them.

Bob Wright I've never had a toddler question whether I was qualified to interact with them. They accept me for who I am: a parent who cares about his son and the kids he interacts with.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

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LETITIA ROWLANDS She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

This is Australia's Mr Average

Image of man: How does Mr Average Australia compare to other countries?

SARAH BERRY Think of a quintessential Aussie bloke and Hugh Jackman or Russell Crowe might come to mind. But they are not your average Aussie men.

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Community mourns inspiring young dad

Jared Noel and his daughter Elise.

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

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That's my boy: a dad's diary from 5 to 8 months

Bruce Williams This diary is dedicated to my wife (my boy gets quite enough already).

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

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Bruce Williams Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

Man who created ice bucket challenge a new dad

Kari Paul The 29-year-old man who inspired the world to raise millions of dollars for ALS now faces a different kind of challenge: parenthood.

Father's Day gift ideas 2014

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Babyology have some great gift ideas for Father's Day - there are also some creative DIY presents the kids can make. Source: babyology.com.au.

Dad-to-be poses for pregnancy photo shoot

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"My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place," Redditor DruishPrincess69 wrote when he shared these photos online. The 'manternity' shoot has since gone viral, and has been shared thousands of times all over the world.

Dad-to-be Ryan Gosling memes

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With a baby on the way for Ryan Gosling and his wife Eva Mendes, we thought it was only necessary to see just how good of a dad Ryan could be - juggling his wife and baby.

What they don't tell dads-to-be about the big day

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Neil Lyndon Only one in 20 fathers now avoid being in the delivery room when their baby is being born. The rest, I guarantee, are desperately telling themselves to be brave and wondering where to look.

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Life as a widower dad

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Benjamin Brooks-Dutton Just after 8pm I was a happily married 33-year-old father. By 9.17pm I was a widower in shock, a solo dad to a toddler.

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11 survival tips for first-time dads

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Brian Koerber One of the scariest moments in any man's life is the impending reality that you're going to be a father.

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'Baby whisperer' Tizzie Hall slammed for dangerous carseat advice

Self-described "baby whisperer" Tizzie Hall has been accused of putting children's lives in danger by recommending the unsafe use of child car seat products.

Grandfather saves toddler with just seconds to spare

CCTV has captured a terrifying close call as a stroller rolled onto the tracks in Sydney's west moments before a freight train came careering through the station.

Win Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD

To celebrate the release of Love Child Season 2 on DVD from July 9, Essential Baby and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving away Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD to 13 lucky winners.

Children's painkillers urgently recalled

Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice pain relievers for children have been urgently recalled due to the risk of the bottle splintering when opened.

Toddler poisoned by hand sanitiser

Doctors are warning people to be careful with alcohol-based hand sanitisers after a three-year-old suffered severe alcohol poisoning.

Toilet talk

We need to relieve our verbal constipation about poo

It's time to flush our toilet anxieties.

Twin sisters give birth on the same day

Like many twins, Katie Bowden and Amy Meredith-Davies have celebrated a lot of milestones together.

Mum wins $285,000 in damages after shopping trolley fall

With a week's worth of groceries, a bag of nappies, and her young daughter sitting in the shopping trolley, Despina Cavric✓ walked towards her car.

Baby rescued after floating a kilometre out to sea

A 10-month-old girl has been rescued after floating a kilometre from the beach she was visiting with her family in Turkey.

After Frozen, a baby boomlet of Elsas

For the first time in forever - or at least in over a century - Elsa has become a popular name in the United States.

Every parent knows the 'poo face'

Every parent knows that moment - your baby's facial expression suddenly changes to one of concentration and it can mean only one thing.

Woman's death first from measles in US since 2003

The deceased woman had compromised immune system and did not show some of measles' common symptoms.

Life after shaken baby syndrome: turning personal trauma into fiction

For Antonia Hayes, the dark cloud of her son being diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome ended up having a silver lining.

Why one expert says young men need to freeze their sperm

We often read about women being advised to put their eggs on ice - but is it time men started the doing the same with their sperm?

'Memo to Eric: we've already got children': Penny Wong on gay marriage

She's the South Australian senator who keeps her private life private. But not today.

Mum puts 15-minute labour down to 'fit, not fat' pregnancy

A 15-minute labour sounds like the thing dreams are made of. But for this Aussie mum of five, it was a reality.

10 things I wish my pre-baby self knew

I look back at my pre-baby self and laugh at how ridiculously easy I actually had it. I remember complaining about how tired I was and how little time I had.

Creative ways to store your child's art

Ideas for storing your child's artworks have moved on from sticking them to the fridge door before guiltily dumping them in the bin.

Child abuse ignored because 'it's not your children': Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly takes apart the immigration law that's designed to "protect politicians"

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