This will be my DP's first baby, he has only ever interacted with school aged kids. He has never even held a baby.
I'd like to get him a book for fathers day, something that will give practical tips and ideas but not be too technical or patronising.
I had a look at a couple of books written for dads but they seem to treat dads like idiots and focused on merely 'holding the fort' until mum can come to the rescue. Rather than recognising Dads as being essential and capable of competently caring for a baby on their own.
Can anyone recommend something? It doesn't need to be geared specifically to dads as such, just something that is fun to read and practical.
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12-08-2013 21:18 #1
A book for a new dad?
12-08-2013 21:23 #2
My DH really liked cheers to childbirth by Lucy Perry (think that's right) and Becoming Dad - not sure who its by but it has a yellow cover.
Cheers to Childbirth is more about the labour process I guess but could still be quite useful!
Hopefully they weren't on your treat them like an idiot list! no offence taken if they are
13-08-2013 06:23 #3
We got lots of info from "Being Dad" by Sam Holt & Troy Jones. There's also 2 DVD's (one on pregnancy & childbirth and the second bringing baby home). DH has found these great (he's also reading all the books aimed at women) and I agree.
13-08-2013 06:40 #4
I second Being Dad! I even found it easier to read!
13-08-2013 10:04 #5
What to expect when you're awesome by Barney Stinson. It is hilarious and might get him into reading about it. It is more of a joke book though.
We found the Being Dad dvds great. The only way I could get DF to read something else about babies was if I found a part in one of the books I was reading and pointed it out to him.
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13-08-2013 20:58 #6
Google 'The New Baby Manual for Dads'. It's a bit of a funny one. It talks about new babies like cars and has different chapters like 'fuel consumption' 'performance' 'looking under the hood' . It gives all the information but in a bit of a light way so it's not so daunting!
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