Though it's geared for dads, it is by far one of the best baby books I've read. It is set up like a Boy Scout handbook - with sketch drawings vs. It's very easily read I finished it in a little over a day ; it's funny, and it has pictures, which is always great, especially as a visual person. Though he looks helpless, your newborn comes pre-programmed with a complete set of reflexes that help him search for and secure food, avoid danger, and extricate himself from sticky situations. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood. I was terrified of what would happen at that point. Hayden's drawings strike just the right balance between textbook-boring and tongue-in-cheek funny, depicting everything from a sketch of a bottle of teething gel to a drawing of an exhausted father snoozing in a business meeting.
No one is really ever ready, are they? At least reading this book, I can be unprepared with blind confidence. I also really liked how the book addressed postpartum mood issues and gave great practical advice. My son, like most men, has very little prior experience with babies. It is organized in five general sections by age, from newborn to one year, with basic information about normal development and needs, and appropriate fatherly responsibilities and skills. From food, diapers to playing with the baby is well explained. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins.
The smotherers will engulf the baby with affection, and the deserters will make a bee-line for the farthest corner of the room. Response: The baby will turn his head from side to side, close his eyes, and try to get out of the way. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood. An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. What I liked: One of the best parts of is the humor! If you've seen the clues scattered about the web, you'd surmise that I am inbound to fatherhood. Make sure they support the head. This book will certainly help you keep your head in the game, when that first contraction happens.
This book is easy to read and understand, and has very practical advice on how to care for a wee one. It's very easily read I finished it in a little over a day ; it's funny, and it has pictures, which is always great, especially as a visual person. This position is particularly good for children. You should refer to your pediatrician all matters that may require medical attention, diagnosis, or treatment and consult with other competent professionals with regard to all other matters in this book. I had read some pregnancy books and that was very educational, but there was nothing about what happens as soon as you have a new little person to take care of. Take your average guide for new mothers, chuck most of the stuff about breast feeding and ditch the deep background research and stats, then generously pepper with illustrations and burley humor and what do you have? Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood.
National Geographic Television's Science of the Bible series retained Greenberg as a consultant to the series and featured him in a documentary on the story of Cain and Abel. Most pregnancies revolve around how Mom and baby are doing and I think often times, Dads get forgotten. It is sold with the understanding that the authors and publisher are not engaged in rendering medical, health, or any other kind of personal professional services in the book. Any expecting Dad would be appreciative over any thoughtful gift for him. The birthing classes help but a quick refresher and reread never hurts. I define it as a mom who applies her personal strengths, passions and skills to her own unique journey through motherhood. I would highly recommend Be Prepared is pretty self explanatory but it's a baby book outlining the first year of the baby's life and tips for dads along the way.
This is a really fun and funny book to read, with great information. It's easy and fun to read, versus some of the other more 'dry' parenting books. Guys will appreciate the step-by-step procedures and problem solving format. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood. The perfect, manly dad-to-be book. It is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subjects addressed in the publication.
It's a little hokey, but there are all sorts of tidbits of information that are broken down into bite-sized pieces. There are some great tips and pieces of advice that have saved us some potential headaches and even arguments. This book is truly handy, not just cleverly written. It doesn't talk down to you. My wife is now full term, and so far this book has been very helpful. Some of the advice is a little over the top - but it knows that as a guy you would just love to try some of them if only your wife would let you.
Librarian Note: There is more than one author by this name in the goodreads data base. June 1 Forecast: With a blurb from Paul Reiser and a low paperback price, this book should be a strong Father's Day seller. As if this was the only way to keep our attention. Greenberg and Hayden have succeeded in providing new dads and many moms, for that matter with an entertaining and informative cheat sheet. Yes, there's a bit too much emphasis here on broadly drawn manly stuff like changing a diaper at a ballgame, but there's also heaps of useful advice that's cleverly and efficiently presented for pops who, despite their best intentions, really aren't prepared to dig into encyclopedia-sized tomes. I found this book to be the perfect thing to read during my wife's 3rd trimester. The tone is light and fun, divided like baby food into easily digestible bits, while the topics cover every concern from teething to understanding the difficulties both physical and emotional that the new mother is facing.