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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale (30 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849532613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849532617
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been a Commando, a PCSO in the Met and a security guard at the UK Mission to the UN in New York, but it was the terrifying experience of bringing my first son back from the hospital that prompted me to write Commando Dad: Basic Training. Based on the 'Basic Battle Skills' that I was given when I joined the army, Basic Training is packed with practical tips and advice, and equips men with all the skills they need to be hands-on-dads. It is supported by my website: www.commandodad.com, that not only has extra resources (such as videos about how to hold, feed, burp, change and bath your baby troopers) but also forums where dads can share tips and advice with me - and other Commando Dads. It is now also available as a pocket book version (the first year).

I have now written a new book to prepare men for fatherhood: Commando Dad Raw Recruits. It uses the 266 days (and counting) that separate men from dads, to prepare them - practically, physically and where possible, emotionally - for the adventure ahead. It covers everything from the physical and emotional development of your BT (Baby Trooper) and CO (Commanding Officer or mum-to-be); to pregnancy symptoms you don't need to worry about (and those you do); what happens in the appointments; ante natal classes; what childbirth is actually like and what happens next; and much more. It also features advice and tips from other new dads.

I have written the two books that I wish I'd have been given as a dad-to-be and a new dad.

After 12 years as a stay at home dad to my three troopers, Sam, Jude and Liberty, I'm still learning new things about parenting. You can reach me on the forums on my website, and also read about my adventures in parenting in Telegraph Men: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/neil-sinclair/

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'A no-nonsense guide to being an elite dad or carer, from birth to three years - great package.'

(The Bookseller)

'one of the best parenting books I've ever read'

(Lorraine Kelly)

'The advice, approved by healthcare professionals, is quick to read, easy to understand and simple to digest, delivered in short, unambiguous bullet points and, no-nonsense rules – and, pretty unarguably, spot on.'

(Jon Henley The Guardian)

'A must-have for new dads'

(MADE Magazine)

'brilliant book'

(The Daily Telegraph)

'Neil Sinclair experienced many life and death situations during his six years as an Army Commando. But forget tracking drug traffickers through the jungles of Belize or clearing mines in Iraq while dodging sniper fire - the most daunting thing the dad of three has ever faced is bringing his newborn son, Samuel, home from hospital'

(Baby & Me Magazine)

About the Author

Neil Sinclair is an ex-Commando, qualified childminder and full-time dad to three young troopers!

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Weeg on 19 Aug. 2012
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This book is straight forward and written using down to earth words not long unpronounceable ones. After reading other books this is by far the best. As a serving soldier I found this book amusing as well and greatly detailed. With the army style instruction and links to video on the website any man will find what he needs. If I was to sum this book up in one word it's MEGA.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 21 May 2013
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THis book is excellent & exactly what I was after. No nonsense straight forward guide on bringing up your baby from even before they are delivered to when they are a toddler.

I didn't make it to ante natal classes due to work commitments, and I admit my baby knowledge was non existent, so I realised I needed to learn what to do fast. THis book enable me to learn the basics & give me an idea what I needed to organise/obtain beforehand.

As a bloke, dealing with a newborn is stressful & a big learning curve, so I needed all the help I could get, & this book gave me that.

My tip to other blokes is to also read the instructions on the bottles & milk powder & steriliser you will be using, so you know what to do in the first day. This will vary amongst different bottle manufacturers & powder brands & this book does not really cover that. I didn't do that, so I had to ask the nurses how to make & sterilise bottles etc & I probably looked a bit stupid. Never mind, nothing new there!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phil Nunan on 8 Sept. 2013
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A straight forward read which strips right through the superfluous info found in most other daddy manuals. Loved the organisation, concise descriptions with checklist supports. Easy to absorb when under the 6 month countdown. Strongly recommended and great present for Friday-night-wingmen friends on the path to fatherhood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Team Hope on 21 Jan. 2013
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Haven't put this down since it arrived! As a a first time dad (our baby trooper due May 2013) seen this book advertised and I'm so glad I bought it, as its now my "bible" and the wife loves it! I would recommend this book to any day's out there & have bought a couple more for mates and work colleagues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs_A on 8 Jan. 2014
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I found this book for my husband, and though it might be a lighthearted approach to early babycare. He has since read it from cover to cover (having struggled to get interested in any other babycare books), and has found it full of great tips and advice. Would definitely recommend to other couples!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Libee and Stu on 30 Mar. 2013
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The style makes it a good read while it still has excellent information tips and guides.
My wife and I would highly recommend it - not flowery or wordy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Allen on 14 Jan. 2013
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this book is clear concise and to the point and packed full of common sense and practical advice, a great starting point for any new parent
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LJB on 19 April 2013
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At last a decent how-to guide written for men solely by men. Well done, Neil. And strongly support your work.
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