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Babies & Toddlers for Men offers a fantastic ‘hands-on’ approach to parenthood, written by a journalist dad, covering the good, the bad and the demanding.
This practical guide takes new dads on an emotional rollercoaster journey, from the moment of their baby’s birth to having an inquisitive chatty toddler roaming around. Through nappies, sleep deprivation and feeding choices to teething, crawling and walking, playing and first aid, there isn’t much (if anything) this book doesn’t cover.
While this is a ‘man’s guide’ to fatherhood, it’s also about (and for) the whole family – dealing with baby while also supporting (and understanding) their partner’s needs. The book includes ‘Words from your fellow fathers’, offering not just practical tips but also honest comments about dads’ emotions at different stages of their child’s life.
The book is written in a fun, chatty and straight-talking style. It’s split into sections according to the baby’s age, so Months 0-3, Months 4-6, Months 7-9 and so on, which makes it very easy to navigate. The factual content is based on scientific research and official guidance (references are listed at the end of the book, along with a bibliography and index). At the end of each chapter, there’s ‘Your progress report’, which summarises how baby has developed and how mum and dad are likely to be feeling too. The book emphasises (very well) that there’s no ‘single approach’ to parenthood and also that it’s normal for dads to feel overwhelmed and exhausted at times.
I really love this book and wish it had been around when my two teenagers were born.
Becoming a father is a moment in a man's life like no other.
The love, the pride, the joy and occasionally the fear stirred up inside us by the complex little being that moves into our home and our relationship takes some serious getting used to.
And then there's the really tough stuff like putting up a travel cot and installing a car seat.
Despite all this though we are often given more advice when we buy a phone than when we become a Dad...until now.
This is the indispensable manual every new dad needs from newborn to nursery, this is Babies and Toddlers for Men.
Written by Mark Woods, author of the best selling Pregnancy for Men and proud father of two, this utterly readable guide tells you how it is in a frank and funny way that will leave you educated and energised to take on the next amazing stage of being a Dad.
An amusing and informative book for any prospective parents to read, learn and gain an understanding of the first 3 years. A realistic approach for parents to learn what happens at the birth, the baby's first few months and the challenges through to being a toddler. For a new parent to be it would be a great preparation for the whole new world they are about to encounter.
A must for Daddies everywhere...and for Mummies too!
- Davina McCall
Mark Woods shares his early experiences of fatherhood and assures us men do find parenting as dauntingly wonderful as women.
- The Sun
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Publisher: White Ladder Press Ltd an imprint of Crimson Publishing
|Publication date:||1st February 2012|
|Publisher:||White Ladder Press Ltd an imprint of Crimson Publishing|
|Categories:||Advice on parenting,|
Mark Woods started his writing career as a news journalist for the UK's national news agency the Press Association. After covering everything from the war in Kosovo to a pair of brave pigs escaping from an abattoir, a move into television followed where he attempted to make ONdigital and then ITV Digital a huge success. The enormous corporate disaster that followed allowed Mark to sensibly reconcentrate on writing and he joined Comic Relief. The birth of his first son inspired Mark to write the best selling Pregnancy for Men which has since gone on to become an international hit too. ...More About Mark Woods