Bill English talks nappies with RadDads video

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RadDads, the show where dads talk to dads about dad stuff. PM Bill English has six children, what life lessons has he learnt over the years.

Stuff's new video series, RadDads, sees influential Kiwi men talk honestly about the realities of being a father.

From nappy chat to advice on how to achieve a career, family balance - everything is up for discussion. 

Will Fleming and Greg Buckley kick into the first RadDads episode to talk with Prime Minister Bill English not about politics, but about being a dad.

Father of six Bill English reveals he was a pro with a cloth nappy and a safety pin when his children were younger.
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Father of six Bill English reveals he was a pro with a cloth nappy and a safety pin when his children were younger.

The politician reveals he is a pro with a cloth nappy and a safety pin, having changed nappies for about 15 years. "I am really good at it."

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Greg Buckley  and Will Fleming talk with Prime Minister Bill English about fatherhood.
RadDads

Greg Buckley and Will Fleming talk with Prime Minister Bill English about fatherhood.

Separating politics and family is important for English. "I've always gone home for tea from The Beehive, I've never eaten at The Beehive... I don't do much of the cocktail stuff.... but I want to be home."

At home he leaves politics at the door "When I'm at home it's not about me it's about this household and what I can do to support then and help fulfil my role.

"Cleaning up, getting the dishes done, getting the kids to bed... I enjoyed the work of being busy in a family."

As a father of six children he says his best piece of advice to new dads is savour the moment of the baby's birth. 

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"Keep that moment. You get to hold the baby and the mother is there and it's an experience you can't prepare for. There's going to be so many times when this looks hard and it is, so keep that moment."

 - Stuff

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