- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 12.7.2004 edition (January 6, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316159956
- ISBN-13: 978-0316159951
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 227 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers Paperback – January 6, 2005
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Mactavish presents a useful-though by no means comprehensive-guide for any dad-to-be who doesn't care about details and just wants to learn what's going to happen when his partner gives birth and how he should go about changing a diaper. The author is no doctor; he's "just a dude who's been through it twice," and his lingo-"BCF" means "be cool, fool" (borrowed from Mr. T.); "FPP" is your "female parenting partner"; an "NFU" is a "new family unit"-is appropriately casual. The book covers the most basic of parenting skills from birth through three months, with a few toddler tips thrown in. It's humorous (or insensitive, depending on one's point of view) in its approach. For example, on postpartum depression, Mactavish warns "PPD is a beaucoup serious condition that can have a devastating effect on the FPP." Although most of the book's advice seems quite obvious, tips on assisting a partner in labor ("offer backrubs on a consistent basis"), helping a baby pass gas (or "dislodge an air biscuit") and preventing diaper rash ("keep the butt dry after bathing") will be of use to any new father.
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About the Author
SCOTT MACTAVISH is an author, filmmaker and veteran of the United States Navy. He does volunteer work for SEALKIDS and coaches youth soccer.
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Who needs it!
We're not always ready for the curve balls Life throws at us.
This book lets you know that you can succeed in spite of yourself, Also
to not lose sight of the fun and humor in all Life's experiences,
Ease up, Laugh a little! Don't be so serious!
The only downside is that because the book was written a while ago it is a little outdated with some of its references. Like a boom box. But you can pretty much figure out what modern item to replace that with :)
This book isn't the end-all of fathering books. It's not an all-inclusive reference.
This book is the book you read when you have a few minutes to spare and want a humorous look at the basic essentials. It's helpful for those of us who don't have a lot of time (and who does, when preparing to be a father?)
It definitely helped me with the pre-fatherhood terror I experienced. If nothing else, it explains some things to you in a concise, funny way, and helps reassure the reader that "this is gonna be tough. You will screw a lot of things up. But you can do this."