Father's First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know

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Harvard Common Press, May 11, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 160 pages
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In Father's First Steps, pediatricians Robert and James Sears discuss 25 important aspects of new fatherhood, including supporting the mother during labor and beyond, bonding with baby, deciphering baby talk, being a good husband and a good father, and much more. With its emphasis on fathers taking an active role in parenting, this is a book that every new mother-to-be will definitely want their partner to read.
 

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Contents

Real dads change diapers
1
Youre a key player on the birth team
5
You and your baby will need some Super Glue
10
Your baby needs your little finger
16
Your baby needs your help throughout the hospital stay
20
Youll have to make a decision about circumcision
27
You are part of the breastfeeding team
32
You can ace Baby 101
37
You can have a rewarding career as Mr Mom
82
Dual careers are a dual challenge
88
You can have all the free time you want
95
You have a new playmate
100
You can help Mom beat postpartum depression
105
You too can sleep like a baby
111
Oh yeahMom needs sleep too
117
Sex will happen again someday
122

You can raise your baby almost for free
47
You can learn to speak Baby
54
Some babies need more
58
Grandma can be your best friend Mi
66
You can keep a wireless connection to your baby from work
71
You have to help keep the nest clean
76
A good dad remembers hes a husband too
128
You can ace Doctoring 101
133
Youll want to play with your grandchildren someday
140
A Glimpse into the Future
146
About the Authors
148
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Drs. Robert and James Sears are fathers and pediatricians in private practice with their father, Dr. William Sears, one of the country's leading pediatricians. Robert and James co-authored The Premature Baby Book and the best-selling The Baby Book. They appear regularly on TV and in print media as parenting experts and are active contributors to the Web site AskDrSears.com.

Drs. Robert and James Sears are fathers and pediatricians in private practice with their father, Dr. William Sears, one of the country's leading pediatricians. Robert and James co-authored The Premature Baby Book and the best-selling The Baby Book. They appear regularly on TV and in print media as parenting experts and are active contributors to the Web site AskDrSears.com.

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