Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

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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
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This book had some good tips and points. - Goodreads
good mix of humor and practical tips. - Goodreads

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I kept reading ahead of my son's development curve, and I've finished the book as he's heading for the one year mark. I really enjoyed this book; whomever wrote it understands the male mind and breaks ... Read full review

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Very funny book with hilarious vintage-style illustrations. Some of the advice is good, but some of it had better be a joke (like grabbing your toddler's hood to stop him from running off - can we say choking/tripping hazard?). Read full review

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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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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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