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The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Reads well and informative

    With a new bundle of joy on the way and never really even holding a baby let alone been around them much, I decided to read up a little. From the myriad of choices covering a baby's first year, the vast majority are primarily focused on the mother or are more humorous than informative (the caveman themed one comes to mind). I wanted a book that was free of gimmicks yet focused on fathers and this one seemed to fit the bill.

    Not yet being a father, I can't say how useful the book actually is in practice yet. However, I did find the book to be informative and comprehensive. While it is impossible to be fully prepared just from reading a book, I beleive I at least have a feel for some of what to expect.

    The first chapter of the book coveres just a little bit of the birth and the first week. Each subsequent chapter covers a month. Each chapter follows the same pattern. The chapter will start with where the baby is in his development physicall, verbally, and emotionally. The next section covers what the father typically experiences. Following that is a section discussing what the mother is going through. Finally, the chapter will often end with some other important topic such as insurance, child care, traveling with an infant, etc.

    Scattered throughout the book and in the appendix are a plethora of resources such as lists of books suitable for reading to the baby, links to baby sign language programs, baby massage, father's groups, life insurance info, immunizations, child care, and more.

    The author's writing style is humorous and the tone is anything but patronizing. However, there are a few flaws. At least one whole section of the book was repeated verbatum. Other information was repeated more than once though at least it wasn't verbatum (e.g. the list of books to read to the baby).

    Over all this is a solid book and I'm happy to have read it. In sixteen months or so I might come back and update this review once I have a chance to put it into practice. As it stands, I would highly recommend this book to expectant first time fathers.

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