I have many friends who are expecting their first child. When asked to review I couldn’t pass this book up. As what an awesome gift for a baby showers. I have read the book and Chris Pegula has done a great job at telling new dad’s what to expect.
His train of thought is gone are the days where Dad is the breadwinner and Mom does all the baby keeping. Dad’s are taking a more hands on approach and are actively more involved with caring for the baby. There are thousands of books for mom to read and very few for dad.
He shares points on how to keep your partnership strong with mom. As well as developing one with baby.I have cracked up with his tips on diaper duty and potty training. He gives the tip of putting tape over a loud toy speaker. It may lessen the toys annoying attribute. Which goes along with thinking before you act. Take a minute to breath when things are over whelming. Trust me there are going to be plenty of moments where you are thinking this is not what I signed up for when becoming a parent.
I loved his teething hack. I was not so smart when my boys were this little. Fill an ice cube tray with formula, breast milk or water and voila you will have a popsicle in about an hour. Why I never thought of this is beyond me but would have saved me in the end. Chris Pegula gives tips for vaccinations, cleaning up a poop and vomit mess. So many more. We chuckled over Daddy’s little tax deduction.
I found this book to be really informative and kept my attention. It will be one that I pass along at baby showers. Every new dad should read this book. It is filled with so many awesome tips and stories. It will help a first time dad who was an only child and those who had siblings. I will be passing this book along to my sisters friend who when I told her I was reading it asked if she could have it when I was done.
Disclaimer: I was given this book for review at no charge. In exchange for my full and honest review.