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The New Dad's Survival Guide

Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers

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FATHERHOOD DEMYSTIFIED! Finally-a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial tips and advice from a man's point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies-just a hilarious (and surprisingly practical) military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the queasiest moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. Seasoned father and master infant-tamer Scott Mactavish breaks the Baby Code down and lays it out in straight-up guyspeak. The New Dad's Survival Guide includes declassified information on such topics as: * Cutting the Cord: The Moment of Truth * Feeding and Cleaning the NFU (New Family Unit) * Surviving Sleep Deprivation * Relieving Stress Without Booze * The Great Boob Irony * Pee, Poo, Hurl, and Snot: Getting Used to the Bodily Functions * Critical Survival Tips Never Before Revealed * Sex: Let the Games Begin Again...Finally * Dozens of Essential Terms Defined, Including Binky, Onesie, Diaper Genie, Passy, and Sippy Cup GRAB YOUR BOOTS AND STRAP ON YOUR HELMET! THE BABIES ARE COMING!

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 03, 2005 – Mactavish presents a useful-though by no means comprehensive-guide for any dad-to-be who doesn't care about details and just wants to learn what's going to happen when his partner gives birth and how he should go about changing a diaper. The author is no doctor; he's "just a dude who's been through it twice," and his lingo-"BCF" means "be cool, fool" (borrowed from Mr. T.); "FPP" is your "female parenting partner"; an "NFU" is a "new family unit"-is appropriately casual. The book covers the most basic of parenting skills from birth through three months, with a few toddler tips thrown in. It's humorous (or insensitive, depending on one's point of view) in its approach. For example, on postpartum depression, Mactavish warns "PPD is a beaucoup serious condition that can have a devastating effect on the FPP." Although most of the book's advice seems quite obvious, tips on assisting a partner in labor ("offer backrubs on a consistent basis"), helping a baby pass gas (or "dislodge an air biscuit") and preventing diaper rash ("keep the butt dry after bathing") will be of use to any new father.

Customer Reviews

The New Dad's Survival Guide

Of all the books on preparation for being a first time dad, this book soared above the rest. Written by a dude for dudes. I'd highly recommend this book for it's clever sense of humor and realistic depictions of the time leading up to the birth and the first month of fatherhood. You won't be disappointed!

Good read

Short book, but but good.

Very bad book

This guy wants us to refer to our baby as a NFU (new family unit) are you joking. I will pass on taking advice from a man who dehumanizes his own child. If uyou need help with your baby ask a family member, a friend, or ur doctor. Dont take advice from a man who thinks raising a baby is a chore and thinks the best way is to treat them like they just join the army. Its not a war. And his children are clearly going to have issues. You will come to find out its hard n your going to get alot of stuff on you you may not want on you, but its worth it. Your kids future depends on how u raise them now do you really want them to be raised like they are a dog? Learn with your kid. The best advice your going to get is just love them and enjoy it. It is a great ride so dont let this guy destroy it. And if you find yourself still needing help just make the best judgement call you feel is right no one is perfect and only one way to learn. This book is .

The New Dad's Survival Guide
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Parenting
  • Published: Sep 03, 2007
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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