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The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know Kindle Edition
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Each chapter roughly follows the pregnancy as it should progress and gives an idea of how the child is developing in the womb, how your partner is feeling and why she is in the mood she is and it contains expert advice and tips to help you make the right decisions. Lots of dads also share their story.
I think this book is fab...so easy to read, interesting and useful. It also shows great empathy towards a woman's experience and I felt the author really cared about mum being fully supported.
Some really useful parts of the book (often not addressed) are dealing with miscarriage, an explanation of the facts of life, a conversion chart for baby weights, a discussion of the dad dreaded nappies, a little chapter entitled when bump stops the grind (SEX!) And many other really useful bits every woman would want someone sensible to chat to her partner about.
The book also has a brilliant glossary at the back so all those new confusing words are explained. The last words in this book go to the mums in a nifty little section entitled the `Dos and don'ts of being a new dad according to new mums.' This is my favourite:
Don't sit next to your partner while she is breast feeding, put the TV on sports news move the remote put of reach then go upstairs out of earshot while we're left unable to move watching the bloody football for 40 minutes!
Oh how I wish someone had told my fella this!
Overall, I found this to be a very funny, immensely sensitive and deeply informative read. I would highly recommend this book to new dads.
- There is a section about why you shouldn't be cheating on the future mother of your child... Well thanks for that, don't think I need a book to be told in the first place, and it's really the last thing I want to read when preparing for my first child.
- In the first chapters, there is something about how to react when your partner tells you she's pregnant... First of all, if you have the book you probably were already told, so it's a bit late... And if you are preparing to have a child, already bought this book in advance, well you probably want to have a child... If you need to be told how to react, you should really rethink that.
But probably the worst chapter of all is the one that lists all the things you could potentially be freaking out (if your couple is strong enough, money problem, etc.). Thank you very much book, I wasn't thinking about any of these before you listed all of them in details for me! It's a "do not think about a pink elephant" type thing!
To me, it seems like this book is written for macho-men who don't really want to have a kid in the first place. There is a lot of "you should act like this" or "you should be like that", as if all men were just cavemen former monkeys who didn't know better. But I guess it's all in the title: "Survival guide"... You are not preparing to go into the jungle with only a knife for survival, only going through the happiest time of your life!
Definitely recommend if you're expecting, and if you are - congrats!
I would highly recommend it to any new dads to be.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read, lots of helpful info, bought for my brother when his wife was pregnant and it made its way back to my husband when I got pregnant, both dads agree it helped :-DPublished 2 days ago by N. Sturdy
Aimed at men with no access to their own feelings, who care more about booze and sport than their wife/partner. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
I got this for my partner when we were expecting our baby (now three months old) more as a joke but it turned out to be such a good buy. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Lydia stockton
Excellent book with a comical tone of voice great for expectant Dad's.
I read this along with the local council baby classes and I'm calm and relaxed.
Okay, so late last year I found out I was becoming a dad... a couple of weeks later... I discovered we were expecting a double whammy (Yup, TWINS! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Ijewere
Really fun read along with some helpful tips excellent present for my husband for xmasPublished 1 month ago by nina
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