Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 16, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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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.
Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to:

change a baby at a packed sports stadium
create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear
stay awake (or at least upright) at work
babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat
construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape

Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.
  

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Good practical advice. - Goodreads
Easy to read but very resourceful. - Goodreads
This book is a fun read and a nice reference. - Goodreads
This book had some good tips and points. - Goodreads
good mix of humor and practical tips. - Goodreads
Definitely a book to go back and reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg is an all-in-one guide for new dads for whom reading books is not necessarily a regular activity. Contained within, and easily accessible, is all the valuable info a busy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin Pendl - Goodreads

This is our go-to book when we want to buy a present for friends who are expecting their first baby. For one thing, it is HILARIOUS. And for another, it is useful. The first time we had to give Robin ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
1
The FirstMonth Slump
34
Coping with Crying
45
Wrestling the Breast Pump
55
Sleeping Like a Baby
62
Returning to Work
72
The Infant Ensemble
83
Your Mental Health
89
Going Mobile
138
Removing a Foreign Object from the VCR
150
Skill Builders 79 Months
156
The Secret Meaning of PeekaBoo
162
First Haircut
168
Eating Like a Person
173
Great Outings 1012 Months
182
Rigging Emergency Diapers
188

Protecting Your Back
95
Temperature Taking Tactics
102
Be Prepared for Outings
110
Using the Baby as a Prop
117
Effective Diaper Disposal
125
Sleeping Through the Night
132
Babies and Airplanes
195
How to Neutralize a Runner
203
The First Birthday Party
212
Acknowledgments
219
About the Authors
229
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About the author (2008)

Jeannie Hayden is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer whose clients include Nickelodeon and the American Museum of Natural History.

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