I found out not too long ago that dads can get postpartum depression too – it usually affects younger dads and also more likely when there’s:
- Anxiety and depression during pregnancy
- Spouse has depression
- Baby with sleeping problem
- Colic baby
I wonder if eczema baby should be added to that list, since there’s high chance of colic and sleeping difficulty. Spouse should watch out for each other, noting symptoms such as withdrawal, reduced appetite, lethargy, increased anxiety and aches.
I wonder also if God ever get depression. Seriously, he loves each of us, his children who tend to fall short and seldom obey. If I have a kid who doesn’t bother to talk to me daily, don’t care much for my presence, I’d be depressed. Imagine millions of kids that do that to you daily! I pray that dads of eczema kid will not get depression but have joy parenting! And of course, for all parents to have kids who love us.
1 John 3:1: See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Father in heaven, so sorry that I don’t love you daily. But You still love us. Help us to have joy in parenting, no depression and to have kids who love us too!
Douse Depression with God’s Love