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    Default FATHERS: Good books you read before your first child was born

    Hey there. I'm just wondering if any fathers out there could let me know what books they found most helpful. I read about 8 or so before my first and all but one were so full to the brim with an overbearing feminist agenda it made me sick. Unfortunately the one good one doesn't have nearly enough for a new Dad to sink his teeth into.

    Looking for a good book which actually shows proper respect for the father and his contributions, feelings and needs from conception to beyond.

    What did you enjoy/find most helpful? My partner could really use a good book on the subject.

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    Not a Dad but I borrowed the Being Dad DVD from the library and he watched that and found it quite useful - it was sort of a bunch of blokes sitting around having a few beers (XXXX sponsored it I think) and discussing lots of baby and pregnancy stuff they also had a Obs, finance guy and a few other "experts" I watched it too and found it funny and informative but not over the top. I also liked the Mirriam Stoppard "First Time Parents" (I think that is what it was called) it was pretty good too for me too it had heaps of info about caring for your bub (from bathing and nappy changes to how to help be supportive for BF and much more) each page had a mum box and a dad box with tips and tricks to survive the first few months!

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    I'm not a dad either, but Hubby was given a copy of "So you're going to be a dad" by Peter Downing and he's not much of a reader, but is enjoying it. It's pretty funny

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    Thank you both I'm looking into the three mentioned right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClareN View Post
    I'm not a dad either, but Hubby was given a copy of "So you're going to be a dad" by Peter Downing and he's not much of a reader, but is enjoying it. It's pretty funny


    great book. DH loved it and so did I.


 

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