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4.0 out of 5 stars A new dad's breath of fresh air., April 24, 2007
This review is from: Be Prepared (Paperback)
This book isn't meant to be the be-all, end-all of new parent books, but if you're a new dad and are a bit overwhelmed by a) fatherhood and b) all the BOOKS about parenting, this is a great book to get. It's got great retro artwork, a loose style, a sense of humor (something you don't see much in parenting books), and (mostly) very sound advice and information, from what your brand new baby will REALLY look like to how to keep your almost-one-year-old entertained on an airplane....

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.
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2011, 7:26:52 PM PST
P0e_Dameron says:
I purchased the book and NO INFO on how to log in to the beprepared.net site. It requires a login password but there is nothing in my book to indicate what it is. I purchased this book and can't access the site now. Ideas?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2011, 9:28:42 PM PST
Eric says:
I've got the same problem. Where can I find the user name/password?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011, 2:41:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2011, 2:41:46 PM PDT
Hi-- I went to check at the website and didn't have any problems, didn't have to log in or anything, was able to access all the fun stuff there: www[dot]beprepared[dot]net
Perhaps either you went to a different website (dot com?) or there was a temporary problem that is now fixed?

Posted on Feb 20, 2013, 10:02:00 AM PST
sugarego says:
just curious if you think the advice in this book would be equally good for a new mom?

Posted on Jun 10, 2015, 9:08:51 AM PDT
my wife is 5 weeks pregnant, when should I read it?
i just bought it
thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2015, 9:56:53 AM PDT
sugarego says:
we bought this and read it early (over a year before we started actually trying to become pregnant) and it was entertaining. we'll refer to it and read it again periodically. it's not written like a novel or anything. it's like a book full of clever ideas, described and with illustrations. you can just flip through it kind of haphazardly and you'll find yourself getting all excited about the new baby! but then you'll probably return to it again when you find certain things are actually relevant. you'll be like, "oh yeah, what was that suggestion about how to deal with the accumulation of stinky diapers?" and then you'll flip to it b/c you remember seeing it. of course, as soon as you receive it, you'll probably realize this on your own. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2015, 10:11:22 AM PDT
thanks.... so i can read any time...
i thought I had to read it when the baby is born
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