When my wife first suggested we join up for an NCT antenatal class, I was skeptical. After all, I had heard many of the guys in the office complaining about spending evenings and weekends at classes.
However, I found our NCT sessions to be very laid back, informative and a bit of banter. Meeting a new group of guys that were about to be Dads had a lot of advantages and our organised nights out came in handy once our babies were born. Going out for drinks is very difficult, if not impossible, at that stage with a newborn. I found myself running around buying various baby items and whatever my wife needed. It would have been extremely brave to ask for a night off to meet the boys but drinks with the Dads group was always permitted.
There was also the added benefit that most of the group were dealing with the same issues of lack of sleep, getting into a routine, when to put the little one into their own room and gory nappy stories. All of which, I couldn’t discuss in the same detail with my other friends.