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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
When I read through this book just before our baby arrived I got a kick out of some of the humor. I read through it again in the past week. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jared Norris
I bought this for my husband for our first child. He loves it! The text is humorous and really helpful. It is a perfect book for a first time dad (and mom!).Published 2 days ago by L. Lee
Bought this for my husband in preparation for our first child and he loved it. It is so useful, but so funny. It's refreshing to find a good book that ticks both boxes.Published 6 days ago by Matt B
I gift this book to all my friends who are going to be future dad's. Fun read and informative too! One of the top 5 books I read when I was expecting my first child several years... Read morePublished 10 days ago by El-Cheapo
This could be a ton cooler than it is. Not much useful advice--just cutesy crap.Published 12 days ago by Nicole O'Bryant,Nicole O'Bryant
My boyfriend freaked out when he found out he was going to be a Dad. I gave him this book on Father's day to help him adjust and relax. I love this book! He loves this book! Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Funny fathers day gift for first time dads who are a little nervous about the whole baby thing. It is written I a funny way but totally factual and helpful. Read morePublished 12 days ago by mo4g
So funny! I'm the expectant mother and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! Ita mostly things I already knew BUT surprisingly given me quite a few pointers here and there! Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lauren C.