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Too many questions, not enough solid answers - more a notebook.
on 6 November 2015
I became aware of the author and his books after another soon to be dad recommended Neil and his following and so I went ahead and bought the kindle book immediately.
In my view, this was less of a book giving advice on the things a new dad needs to think about but more a set of bullet points, short notes and further questions of which answers were few and far in coming.
For example the section on car seats (one of the biggest minefields for new parents) was just a page long (on a kindle) with mainly questions you must have already thought of: e.g. “Does it fit your car? Is it heavy?, even without your BT (baby) in it?, How long will your trooper (baby) be able to use it”.
No explanation on car seat sizes, car seats fixings or even how to make a good purchasing decision. All very frustrating.
Then there’s the book’s style. ‘CO’ this, ‘BT’ that. ‘Medics’, ‘Sorties’, ‘base camp’. Whilst it’s clear the author is keeping in character, it becomes a little grating and annoying by chapter two - you can drop the character and say wife, dad, doctor, etc - guess what, we men know what they are!
I ended up never finishing the book as it just opened up a can of army ration dried can food.
There's nothing in this book that you won't find on websites like BabyCentre, Boots, Mothercare or a million other locations for free and with just as much if not more useful and up to date knowledge and decision making advice.