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David Walton: Why Juggling Two Kids Is So Demanding

01/24/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

David Walton TCAs Fitzroy Barrett/Splash News Online

Since welcoming his second child in November, fatherhood for David Walton has suddenly become “absolutely terrifying” — and the most demanding part of double daddy duty may be playing the role of rescuer on a daily basis.

“With one you can golf occasionally,” the About a Boy star, 35, told PEOPLE during NBC’s TCAs on Sunday in Pasadena, Calif. “With two, if my wife [Majandra Delfino] has one baby on the boob, the other kid is wandering off somewhere and I have to get in there.”

When he’s not saving 19-month-old daughter Cecilia Delphine‘s life, Walton relishes in the quieter moments, when he is able to unplug and spend quality time with his little girl.

“My big thing now is everything off — phone off — and just watch them play. It’s fascinating,” he shares.

“You can watch them explore the world. I learn to know my kid in a different kind of way — just sitting back and watching without any agenda.”

Despite the learning curve to juggling two kids, Walton admits 10-week-old Louis Augustus‘ sleep schedule has eased the transition.

“He wakes up a couple of times [during the night], but that’s all,” the proud papa says, adding that his son has been spending time in the couple’s big bed as he battles a cold.

“He’s got a cough. It’s so sweet. It’s funny how when your kids get sick, they get even cuter when they have a stuffed nose and they mouth breathe.”

About a Boy premieres Saturday, Feb. 22 after the Olympics.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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megan on

““He’s got a cough. It’s so sweet. It’s funny how when your kids get sick, they get even cuter when they have a stuffed nose and they mouth breathe.”

What the heck is wrong with this guy ? It is not cute when a 10 week old baby has a cold. That can escalate into a hospital trip very quickly!

Colleen on

I agree Megan. I had my first child in October of ’12 and it was terrifying getting her through the cold and flu season. Especially since so many idiots in my family refuse to vaccinate.

Eli on

Good lawd, lady. Calm yourself. He’s saying his kid is cute, sick or not. You are neurotic if you take your kid to the hospital every time he has the sniffles.

Sherron on

This is exactly whats wrong with parents today paranoia!! I raised twins and a single child and never ever even thought about them getting Ill. used good common sense and guess what? They hardly ever even had a cold much less the flu..

megan on

I suggest you two read up on infant RSV. It is very serious and very dangerous if it happens to your baby. Many people mistake it for the sniffles, which can tragically end with a baby dying. An infant getting a cold is completely different than when your 5 or 10 year old has a cold.

And yes, he did say they were sick when cute. You are the one reading it wrong: “He’s got a cough. It’s so sweet. It’s funny how when your kids get sick, they get even cuter when they have a stuffed nose and they mouth breathe.”

Anonymous on

megan- I’m with Eli. David was basically just saying that babies are cute even when they’re sick, not that it’s cute that his son is sick (no parent in their right mind would ever even THINK that!). And considering Louis is he and his wife’s second child, I’m sure they know when to call the doctor or head to the ER (and they’ve likely already done the former, as most doctors advise you to call about ANY illness in a baby in that young!). Relax, girl!

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