As First Baby Neve Gayford approaches 1-month-old, it looks like her dad, Clarke Gayford, has settled in well to managing the nocturnal demands of a newborn.

His first child with partner and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Gayford is taking on the role of stay-at-home dad when Ardern returns to work in three week's time.

From the moment he was spotted leaving hospital in his op-shopped Dad Cardigan, it was clear he was ready for the job.

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Now, almost a month on, his Twitter reveals he's enjoying dad duty, as he shares what makes a winning onesie and revels in the glorious sound of eliciting a burp from his "small bundle of warmth".


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Tweeting at the ungodly hour of 4am, Gayford rated a zip up onesie against a dome buttoned number and a double zipped option. His research has led him to deduce the latter comes up trumps.

Earlier in the month, as he shared a link on Southern Right Whales, he confessed that, yes, it was 2am and marvelled at his newfound burping ability: "who knew that extracting a burp from a small bundle of warmth at this time is possibly the most rewarding sound on earth."

Baby Neve, full name Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, arrived on June 22 at Auckland Hospital weighing 3.31kg to delighted parents Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford who shared "welcome to our village wee one."