Television host Andy Cohen was thrilled to welcome his first child in February, but he now says being a parent can sometimes feel “stressful.”

The 50-year-old told People that he’s found it best to take on each new challenge as it comes. He said:

“I just say, ‘Okay, deal with what’s happening today.’ The whole thing is overwhelming.”

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Cohen said he and his son took their first car trip together on Father’s Day last month, which was a learning experience for the television star.

He said:

“It is stressful. It’s way more stressful than it was before. We had our first solo car trip on Father’s Day. We went to my friend’s place in White Plains for a little hangout day by the pool with some dads.”

Cohen continued:

“The second I put him in the car, he starts crying and crying and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I have this rearview mirror thing over his car seat, so I could just see him in terror.”

Thankfully, the “Real Housewives” host said his son calms down the same way he does — with music.

The 4-month-old’s dad explained:

“Once we started rolling and I got the Grateful Dead playing, which always calms both of us down, he was great. He was a champ. I actually think it’s the way to get him to fall asleep — put him in the car.”

Cohen previously opened up about becoming a father at 50. He said that he was unsure fatherhood was in the cards for him before Benjamin, Dearly reported.

Now, he finds having a family be a comfort. He explained:

“I went out for my first night away from him, just for dinner with friends the other night, and I was sitting there and I realized, ‘Wow! I love it that he’s there at home for me.’ It’s an anchor. It’s my family. I was like, ‘I love this feeling.’”

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