Now more than ever, fatherhood has allowed Neil Patrick Harris to appreciate the little things in life.
“Gideon [Scott], our son, he’s a great burper,” the proud papa joked on a Monday appearance on The Talk.
“Which, let me tell you those who don’t have babies, they can burp. It’s the greatest thing, I’ve never been happier.”
And while 6-week-old Gideon “sleeps all the time,” it hasn’t been quite as smooth sailing for his “fussier” twin sister Harper Grace.
“She’s had some sort of lower G.I. [issue] … she’s always working through something,” Harris, 37, laments. “It feels awful though, all you want as a parent is to make sure they’re okay and that they’re comfortable.”
Although Harris and his partner David Burtka “switched from one formula to a hypoallergenic formula,” they eventually took their baby girl to an osteopath.
“It was fantastic … I didn’t even know what was going on,” Harris recalls. “She sort of snapped and was a different person. Super calm. Everything is much better.”
Taking fatherhood in stride, the How I Met Your Mother star notes that he and Burtka have had a change of heart when it comes to keeping their newborns snug.
“Swaddling, we thought, was ridiculous. Holding them down and swaddling — they need to be free!” he laughs. “And now, cut to me like (exaggerates swaddling a baby) … time!”