Covering everything from how to change a nappy, bonding with your baby and registering for nursery, this book takes a down-to-earth look at everything a dad might need to know. Much of the information about children and childcare is written with mums in mind. Dads might get a paragraph or a chapter if theyre lucky. This book seeks to redress the balance. Tim Atkinson provides an easy-to-read, accessible and informative book on pregnancy, birth and the first years of a childs life written for dads, by a dad. This book is also essential reading for mums and mums-to-be if only to give them an insight into what their partners might be thinking and feeling. Fatherhood - The Essential Guide guides the reader from the very first stages of planning a family, through the nine months of pregnancy, labour and the birth itself. It then deals with the practicalities of caring for your baby from the first hours, days and months with the new arrival right through to the first three years of a childs life.