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Be Prepared Paperback – June 1, 2004
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Likewise, the inside of the book captures attention with well designed layout and graphics. Readers recognize the content, presented with abundant wit and style, is playful but not a joke. This is a creative, purposeful production with solid, helpful information delivered in fun, maybe over-the-top, masculine terms, but quite real.
With useful, pithy information in easily assimilated chunks, and a fun filled, `can-do/here's how', unsentimental attitude, this nuts-and- bolts manual attracts expectant and new dads the way their beloved Worst-Case Scenario books used to, but with more usable material that really will help prepare them for parenting, appreciate their baby, and boost their confidence. Dads who know how to care for their infants are more likely to participate in care and strengthen parent-child attachment from the start. This interesting book imparts the preparatory knowledge well indeed.
It is organized in five general sections by age, from newborn to one year, with basic information about normal development and needs, and appropriate fatherly responsibilities and skills.Read more ›
My kid just turned a year old and I implemented many of the bits of advice I found in this book. It was well supplemented by "The New Father" and by "What's Going on in There?", making a trio of books that runs the gamut from theory to practice, from micro to macro. This book ended up as a well-thumbed bathroom reader after I finished it.
By the way, the website for this book has some activities: listen to the sound of a baby crying for several minutes (to help you acclimate if, perhaps, you're still "expecting"), dad exercises and more.
The content is fun; engaging to read for both parents. It also does a great job of zoning in on the "important" stuff that new dads want to know, rather than hundreds of pages that are great info, but simply would never get read by most new parents during their haze of sleep deprevation.
5 well deserved stars.
Plus, unlike the "humorous" books targeted toward women, this one is actually funny.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my husband when we found out we were expecting. He's not normally a 'reader', but this book is right up his alley. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Morgan Whitt
My wife bought this for me as a father's day gift before our first son was born. It was a great book for first time dads but I even referred to it a couple times before and after... Read morePublished 2 days ago by RS
I got this for myself when we were expecting our first child, I've gotten this for every new father I know since then. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I've read numerous pregnancy books and parenting preparation books and bought this one for my husband because I wanted him to get a better taste of what we're in for. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Abby Cook
Perfect for the first time dad who is also looking for a laugh.Published 7 days ago by daniel slager
My husband loved this book. And he still references it a year laterPublished 10 days ago by Stephanie L. Khalighi