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Can anyone recommend a good book for a father to be?

(15 Posts)
Titsalinabumsquash Tue 25-Sep-12 16:24:56

DP is keen to read a book about impending labour/pregnancy etc. Turns out he knows bobbins about this stuff. Does anyone have any suggestions of a good one? smile

HaggisNeepsTatties Tue 25-Sep-12 17:26:07

My dh has been reading "pregnancy for blokes" which i have to admit i also read myself and was really good!

isambardo Tue 25-Sep-12 17:53:06

Yes, mine read Pregnancy for Blokes too. It's a very good informative book and I enjoyed it, but he found it a bit laddy. He is currently reading Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth and has read Gina Ford as well, so he's being quite thorough.

It's worth reading about what to do once the baby arrives, I know I am absorbed in pregnancy and labour books, he keeps reminding me I should be worried about the next 18 years as well!

ladymia Tue 25-Sep-12 17:55:51

i would be interested to hear this too. all the ones he has looked at have been a bit "you are going to give up drinking with your mates to have a baby" kind of thing which he has found off putting as it's not what he's like at all.

Empusa Tue 25-Sep-12 17:57:58

DH enjoyed this one

I do know he found it difficult to find books that weren't blokey bloke ones which talked about football etc.

zigwig Tue 25-Sep-12 18:11:55

One that is supposed to be a blokes one (but I read it and really enjoyed) is from here to paternity by Andrew Cullen. It isn't ladish but isn't all facts and figures either so it depends what sort of book you're after.

sparklekitty Tue 25-Sep-12 18:13:14

Not a book about pregnancy and labour but my MIL bought DH 'Commando Dad' which he has really enjoyed. All practical stuff from birth to 3 years. It sounds very macho but it's honestly not, actually quite funny (i've found it useful too as I was a little clueless!)

Frontpaw Tue 25-Sep-12 18:14:14

I think there's a Dummys Guide too!

Pascha Tue 25-Sep-12 18:16:23

Pregnancy for Men: The Whole Nine Months by Mark Woods worked for DH.

milk Tue 25-Sep-12 18:27:09

The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips and Advice on First-year Maintenance or Baby Manual: Conception to 2 Years (Haynes Owners Workshop Manual) smile

Rowanhart Tue 25-Sep-12 21:53:11

Commando Dad is great. I'm reading it too!

ThunderboltKid Tue 25-Sep-12 22:22:57

Pregnancy for Men is good (and his DW is a MNetter!)

whatsoever Wed 26-Sep-12 00:11:09

I got my DH this one this one

He really enjoyed it. I skim read it and thought it was quite good.

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 26-Sep-12 00:31:00

Lovely, thanks for the suggestions. I'll have a look through the kindle store at the ones you've all said and see if there is anything that takes his fancy smile

AnneH656 Wed 26-Sep-12 18:41:31

dont bother with the blokes pregnancy for dummies. its shit. for a start its hardly about pregnancy at all and the person writing it gave DH no info of any use apart from some scare mongering and it really got on my tits.

pregnany for men by mark woods was really good smile

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