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Essentials to Read Before the Kid Comes!

Are you about to become a Dad for the first time? Need a little help to figure out just what the hell you need to do in order to make sure your kid is good and healthy. Ya, me too. At least for the first while. The following are some books to read/ skim though before your kid comes. It. Is. All. Good. Stuff.

Home Game

When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest; most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. If you want a deep dive into what it is actually like to be a Dad for the first time….please read.

The Expectant Father

Trusted by millions of dads-to-be. The Expectant Father is the best selling pregnancy guide for dads. This month by month overview gives you the tools you need to support your partner, prepare for your little bundle of joy’s arrival, and take care of yourself during this excitingly terrifying time. It concludes with the two special sections; one on labor and delivery, guiding you through the big day; and the other on what comes nest, covering the first few months after the baby’s arrival.

This new edition of The Expectant Father is updated from cover to cover with the latest information on fertility options, delivery options, navigating pregnancy in a post-COVID-19 world- and much more. It incorporates the expertise of leading OG-BYNs ad researchers, and the real life experience of hundreds of dads and moms.

What To Expect The First Year

Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of joy has changed and now, so has the new baby bible.

Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world’s best-selling, best loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now it is better than ever. Every parent’s must have/ go to is completely updated.

Keeping the trademark month by month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier to read – packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice and relatable, accessible information than before.

From Dude To Dad

From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on hot topics like pregnancy, birthing and parenthood, and how it is completely okay to be scared out of your freaking mind. You will learn what the expecting mother is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with your baby.

Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.

Dude, You're Going to Be A Dad

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during the pregnancy – this book’s here to help you avoid all most of them. And here is your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what’s happening to her.

Like any good coach, he has been through it. He has dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby’s nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name (which is so much fun), hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive – there with a “You’re beautiful” when necessary – but assertive during the decision-making process. And now it is your turn.

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