While chatting with the BBC, the soon-to-be father confidenty said, "I am good with kids because I like kids. I really do like them and I listen to them."
He added, "Once I got used to [becoming a father] I did get excited. I think I will be a good dad, so I'm excited."
But don't expect Cowell to be on diaper duty.
"I'm not doing that, 100 percent absolutely not going near that," he insisted.
News broke back in June that Cowell and Lauren Silverman are expecting a child together.
During an interview with The Times of London on Monday, Cowell opened up about seeing the baby's sonogram.
"It is just surreal," he said. "You literally see this thing which is now alive and moving around."
Silverman and her ex, Andrew Silverman, recently reached a divorce settlement. Soon after, a source told E! News that she and Cowell are "100 percent together," adding, They are definitely a couple. The relationship is loving and they're very happy together."