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Best pregnancy books for first time dads

(16 Posts)
dani172 Sat 30-May-15 20:21:29

Does anyone have any recommendations on what you think is the best/most helpful book for expecting first baby?
I've got the pregnancy guide by mumsnet and find it a godsend but can't see they have a book for men?

Littlemissjt Sat 30-May-15 20:23:54

A friend gave my dh "commando dad" where everything is described like a military task. Quite a lighthearted tone but he liked it.

Hummingbird15 Sat 30-May-15 20:28:13

My DH is reading Pregnancy for Men which seems pretty good (I've read most of it to check what knowledge he's gaining!).

LorryHen Sat 30-May-15 20:28:59

My OH uses an app which is specifically for dads during pregnancy which is nice. It tells him how the baby is progressing and how many days left and little daily tips to help prepare

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 30-May-15 20:29:43

Commando dad

AbbeyRoadCrossing Sat 30-May-15 20:39:07

What's the app called please LorryHen? DH will be a second time dad but he could do with an app. When he had to call triage with our first he told them I was a lot further on than I was. He needs an app!

LorryHen Sat 30-May-15 20:48:49

AbbeyRoadCrossing I think it's called who's your daddy or something strange. I think it was about 2 quid but it's a really nice app with a timeline of events for them

ilovehotsauce Sat 30-May-15 20:52:49

Cammando dad.

happygojo Sat 30-May-15 21:00:37

My oh loves .'the expectant dads survival guide'

imnotproud Sat 30-May-15 21:03:13

Pregnancy for Men was good. Quite tongue in cheek but still detailed, I learnt a few things too

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 30-May-15 21:04:13

Not sure about books but he can sign up to whattoexpect.co.uk. They have a guide for dads and send weekly emails telling you what to expect each week and how the baby should be progressing.

dani172 Sat 30-May-15 21:08:29

Thank you for all your advice, we've read loads of reviews on different books. The one that has come out on top is Be prepared (though the front cover looks like it's from the 50s - which has left me worried if the info provided is up to date). Can anyone confirm if this book is worth getting?

ohidoliketobe Sat 30-May-15 21:26:38

My DH found The Blokes Guide to Pregnancy and The Blokes Guide to Babies very useful- informative, humorous but not patronising.

Emz1989 Sat 30-May-15 22:16:53

Definitely commando dad! I've enjoyed reading it myself! It's light hearted but actually pretty detailed

Lop12345 Sat 30-May-15 22:22:05

Commando dad is great an easy read as nicely laid out

AgentOfShield Sat 30-May-15 22:50:14

Another vote for 'Blokes Guide to pregnancy' by Jon Smith (who is a local lad to us). Hubby & I both really enjoyed it! grin

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