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Dax Shepard: Being a Father Is Like Falling in Love for the First Time

16 Jul

Dax Shepard: Being a Father Is Like Falling in Love for the First Time

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Dax Shepard has only been a dad for four months, but he seems to already have mastered parenting.

“I got the secret weapons – the Five S’s: swaddling, sideways, swaying, shushing and sucking,” the actor, who utilizes Dr. Harvey Karp’s method, told reporters at NBC’s Press Tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

Shepard, whose fianc e Kristen Bell gave birth to daughter Lincoln in March, says parenthood has been “every clich I’ve ever heard.”

“When I look at her, it’s like when I was in 7th grade and fell in love for the first time, where it’s debilitating,” says Shepard, 38. “That’s available 24/7 if I want, which is amazing.”

The Parenthood star says the prospect of fatherhood was never too daunting for him, as he already had quite a few diaper duty experiences under his belt before his daughter was born.

“I was older when my little sister was born, so I had done this before,” says Shepard. “I had changed a couple thousand diapers already a couple million times, so I wasn’t too afraid of [fatherhood], and it’s been nothing but wonderful.”

Not even sleep deprivation is plaguing the funnyman, explaining that he and Bell have developed a schedule for taking turns.

“If you’re logical about your approach, there’s a way for everyone to get some sleep,” he says.

Now that the couple has perfected parenthood, getting married is next on the agenda – but Shepard has no plans on having an over-the-top affair.

“I’m sure it will be a quick something,” he says.

– Gabrielle Olya

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