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    I'm due while my DH is on deployment. He will NOT be coming home for the birth. I don't want him to get home and him/her not recognize my DH so are there any suggestions on how to make this process easier? Like is there anything I should do. I'd hate for my DH's voice or face or something to scare the baby.
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    Hmm I honestly don't know..I have Emma look at pictures of Dh all the time..but Emma is a really happy baby and such a people person..I'm not worried about her crying when she sees him
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    Just make sure the baby gets used to being held by a lot of different people, so he/she won't think it's odd to be held by Dad when he gets back. If you're worried about the voice recognition, have Dad make some voice recordings or little video clips so baby gets to hear his voice. First deployment, my husband left when my DD was an infant and came back right after her first birthday. We had no issues at all with him reintegrating. She had seen his picture a thousand times and I played videos for her. When they're that young, it's actually a blessing because they don't really know anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammaJamma View Post
    Hmm I honestly don't know..I have Emma look at pictures of Dh all the time..but Emma is a really happy baby and such a people person..I'm not worried about her crying when she sees him
    Was he there when you had her?
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    Was he there when you had her?
    He spent the first 3 days with her
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    get a build a bear with his voice recorded in it...also get pictures of him and show the baby the pictures all the time.
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    get a build a bear with his voice recorded in it...also get pictures of him and show the baby the pictures all the time.
    - do pictures and audio. That will help daddy and baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USNIwife View Post
    - do pictures and audio. That will help daddy and baby.
    You could videotape him reading the baby a story. If you don't have a camera, most military libraries do it. If you do have a camera you could get him to read 5 or 10 stories and rotate through them during the deployment.

    You could also do a talking picture frame that has multiple phrases. Or a build a bear with a voice recording.
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    various stories good idea. OP have him do 5 stories and mix them up.

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    i got Logan a daddy doll with the voice recorder. i still have to send it to dh and have him send it back, but then he'll be able to see and hear daddy. i hope it works. i'm worried about this too. good luck!
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