Adjusting to being a family puts extra strain on the relationship between parents. You’re both learning to cope with your new roles, and having less time with each other as a couple, as well as the stress of dealing with baby’s demands. When tension builds and you disagree on what to do, attack the problem, not each other.
Spending time together as a couple is important to maintain a balance.
References (brain development)
Zero to Three: Brain Development. Washington: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families; 2014 [accessed 2014 Dec]. Available from https://www.zerotothree.org/resource/nurturing-brain-development-from-birth-to-three/
Mustard, JF. Early child development and the brain – the base for health, learning, and behavior throughout life. In: Young, ME (ed). From early child development to human development. Washington: The World Bank; 2002. p 23–61.
Chapter 1 Baby Basics