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Best websites for dads-to-be?

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franch Sat 04-Jun-05 09:38:10

My brother's wife's just got pregnant for the first time and he'd like to get more involved in the whole thing, which is nice I've come across a few sites but any recommendations welcome

MarsLady Sat 04-Jun-05 09:50:30

morning Franch! What's wrong with here? lol I have no idea sweetie. DH's only web interests are Ebay Ebay Ebay! Big kiss to R

LinkManager Sat 04-Jun-05 10:05:28

I added one to the Webguide a little while ago called "Dads' Haven". It's towards the bottom of the page.

franch Sat 04-Jun-05 10:40:33

Hello Mars, do I really want my brother on my MN territory??! Thanks LM, will check out Dad's Haven

lots of love to all your progeny Mars - see you soon

MarsLady Sat 04-Jun-05 11:14:27

no I don't think you do lol

SoupDragon Sat 04-Jun-05 11:23:13

Didn't a Mumsnetter called "Tom" have his own dads' site??

SoupDragon Sat 04-Jun-05 11:25:32

Ah yes, Fathers Direct

lemonice Sat 04-Jun-05 11:26:09

hub2dee should start one I reckon...

SoupDragon Sat 04-Jun-05 11:31:22

Maybe he should set up a brother-site called dadsnet.com

franch Sat 04-Jun-05 11:37:32

Yes!!! I'll get him on to it Thanks for the link Soupy

hub2dee Sat 04-Jun-05 11:58:15

I think most others pail in comparison to MN.

franch Sat 04-Jun-05 13:10:05

Hmm, have had a look and I have to agree, hub

hub2dee Sat 04-Jun-05 14:26:05

I know it's nice to talk about boobs and bits and mayaaans, but I think BIL would find the info and support (and fun) on here better than elsewhere.

I also think the best advice on equipment (buggies / nappies / cots / highchairs) as well as things like feeding / sleeping / crying / development / PND / birth etc. is on MN - both in the 'official' MN reviews and in the Talk community.

An area for dads was mooted a little while back but I don't think there's enough blokes regularly posting to make it work IYSWIM, but maybe it's a chicken and egg situation...

SoupDragon Sat 04-Jun-05 14:37:54

And the mums would just barge right in anyway

SoupDragon Sat 04-Jun-05 14:38:52

I think the only reason MN is better than the dads' sites is the sheer volume of chat. I can't think of why a site comprised of X thousand women would be full of chat though...

franch Sat 04-Jun-05 15:33:37

I know there used to be chat on FathersDirect, Soupy, but I can't find the forum any more? The forum on Dad's Haven seems pretty dead.

shhhh Tue 07-Jun-05 17:43:47

This website !!!!!!

dh found mn for me when we found out we were pregnant at 4weeks and in fact he used it on a daily basis. He even updated me with other mn's stories. Now we are the proud parents of a 3 week old girl and we both still use it. In fact it was dh who suggested i move onto the postnatal threads !!!

Anteater Tue 07-Jun-05 17:57:23

A dads room on Mumsnet, not somewhere I would want to visit.

I like the odds here, 20,000 to 1, its so refreshing not to have to deal with the male ego

lemonice Tue 07-Jun-05 17:59:59

I think dads room would be an excellent board to visit..

suprise Tue 07-Jun-05 18:37:23

!!

franch Thu 09-Jun-05 19:35:38

I see Huggies have just set this up - bit quiet so far .......

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