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Commando Dad: How to be an Elite Dad or Carer. From Birth to Three Years [Paperback]

Neil Sinclair
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Book Description

30 April 2012
Attention! In your hand is an indispensable training manual for new recruits to fatherhood. Written by ex-Commando and dad of three, Neil Sinclair, this manual will teach you, in no-nonsense terms, how to: • Survive the first 24 hours • Prepare and Plan to Prevent Poor Parental Performance • Maintain morale in the ranks • Feed, clothe, transport and entertain your troops • Transport the troops successfully on manoeuvres • Increase your flash to bang’ time and ‘square away’ tasks along the way. And much, much more. Let Training Commence.

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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: 1.8 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,197 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Right Tool for the Job 19 Aug 2012
By Weeg
Format:Paperback
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear concise guide to babycare 21 Nov 2013
By Mary H
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I bought this for my husband as we're expecting our first child. It's very succinct and focuses on the practical aspects of baby care. Many of the books targeted at new Dads seem to be the Loaded magazine guide to fatherhood and are full of unhelpful misogynistic rubbish. This book is helping us to feel more prepared and more confident.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I have recently found out I am going to be a dad for the first time and straight away set out to read as much about it as I could.

This book is easy to read and gives extremely clear and simple instructions on how to deal with almost every daunting scenario I expect to be faced with as a new dad.

I can't recommend this book enough for soon to be new dads.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 8 Jan 2014
By Mrs_A
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Commando Dad 5 Oct 2013
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I bought this for my son who is soon to be a dad for the first time. He thought it was very funny. We both loved its light hearted approach to the introduction of the daunting prospect of fatherhood. Mission accomplished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fluff-free 'Daddy' book 8 Sep 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading 18 July 2013
By Locobbb
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Very easy to follow, useful information with out all the usual dull details. Every time a friend has a children the first thing i do is buy this book and send it to them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift 7 Jun 2013
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Bought as a gift for my friend who's baby is due any time now, I have heard great things about this book and my friend advises it simplifies the tasks a dad will need to take when looking after his mobile trooper!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gift for soon to be ex Army Daddy, Ideal
Published 2 days ago by Mrs J P Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read!
Great book my husband loved so we bought a copy for my brother-in-law too! Apparently it was helpful in the early days of coping with being a new dad
Published 16 days ago by Newreviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great biok
Published 19 days ago by Sammie palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars thought it would be a nice touch to leave something for Dad at the...
Arrived very quick, well packaged. Bought it for my newphew who is going to be a dad for the first time... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Avril
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Dad's-to-be
I bought this book as a Father's Day Gift for my husband as he is due to become a Daddy in 6weeks time and all the books I have been reading to prepare myself are very female... Read more
Published 1 month ago by MRS FAITH MORGAN
4.0 out of 5 stars great info
Not a long book, but one packed with essential info, and not sexist and laddish like a lot of men's baby books.
Published 2 months ago by B. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars A super book
Brilliant book for new dads! I've actually met Neil Sinclair and he was really funny! It is very useful for dads to be!
Published 2 months ago by Leanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Light hearted, informative
A light-hearted but thorough read from a fathers' perspective - would recommend to any father (not just one with career experience in the Services!)
Published 3 months ago by Mr M J Pennington
5.0 out of 5 stars spot on
excellen clearandtothepoint excellent first read and to refer back to. i will be sending a copy to my mate when he is expecting
Published 3 months ago by ian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for new Dads
Great book for new dads. very strait forward and to the point about what you will need and how to deal with newborn babies. Read more
Published 4 months ago by GARETH BIRKETT
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