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Best Books For Dads

Find the ultimate reads for fathers with this collection of the best books for dads, from insightful parenting guides to personal growth and humor. These books come highly recommended by parent-focused editors and bloggers around the web.

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Best Books For Dads
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Be Prepared
Be Prepared
Gary Greenberg - 2004-06-01
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"Be Prepared" is a survival manual for new dads loaded with unique insights and practical tips for mastering the first year of fatherhood. This guidebook contains MacGyver-esque tricks like creating a decoy drawer and constructing an emergency diaper out of random items. Packed with helpful diagrams and a witty sense of humor, "Be Prepared" is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.
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The Expectant Father
The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (Fourth Edition) (The New Father (1))
Jennifer Ash - 2001-04-03 (first published in 1995)
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The Expectant Father is the ultimate guide for dads-to-be, written by America’s foremost expert on fatherhood, Armin Brott. With advice from top obstetricians, researchers, and real-life dads, this month-by-month overview of pregnancy helps fathers support their partners, prepare for the baby’s arrival, and prepare themselves for their new role. The book includes information on emotions and physical changes for both partner and baby, as well as specific ways for dads to get involved and feel included in the process. The fully revised fourth edition adds more information on topics such as adoptions, multiples, and dads in the military, and features special sections on labor and delivery, and the first few months after the baby’s arrival. Illustrated with New Yorker-style cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly and reassuring companion for dads-to-be, with guidance they can trust.
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Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!
How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months
John Pfeiffer
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Get ready to be the best dad possible with this ultimate guide for new fathers! From morning sickness to choosing names, this book provides invaluable advice for every step of the pregnancy journey. Written by a seasoned dad, you'll learn how to avoid common mistakes and focus on what you can do to make the next nine months as smooth as possible. Don't be the 3,712th guy to make a rookie mistake - grab this book to become the ultimate partner and future dad.
The First-Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook is a practical and humorous guide for new dads, offering essential advice for pregnancy and beyond. Written by a dad who has been there and done that three times, the book covers everything from week-specific milestones to practical tips for supporting your partner's changing needs. With up-to-date information on the "Fourth Trimester," this handbook will help first-time dads navigate the challenges of parenthood with confidence and humor.
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From Dude to Dad
The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy
Chris Pegula - 2014-05-06
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Get ready to become a dad with From Dude to Dad! This essential guide covers everything you need to know about pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood. Learn how to be the best partner and dad-to-be, and start bonding with your baby right away. Don't be scared – this book has got you covered. Get prepared for the life-changing arrival of your little one.
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New Dad's Playbook
Benjamin Watson - 2017-05-02
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Find your game plan for fatherhood with The New Dad's Playbook by Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson. While moms-to-be have endless resources for pregnancy and parenting, new dads are often left in the dark. From preparing for fatherhood to navigating life with a newborn, this tell-it-like-it-is book has your back. Understand your partner's pregnancy journey and be their strongest teammate. Get ready for the challenges of fatherhood and know how to handle the unexpected. With this playbook, you'll go from winging it to winning it.
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Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
Jimmy Fallon - 2015-06-09
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Discover the secret to making your baby's first word "Dada" with this humorous guide from a beloved TV host. With a focus on the father's role, this book by Jimmy Fallon is perfect for dads looking to bond with their little ones. Learn the tactics fathers use to ensure their baby says "Dada" first in an entertaining and lighthearted way.
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Expectant Dad's Survival Guide
Everything You Need to Know
Rob Kemp - 2010-01-01
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This guide is a must-read for every first-time father-to-be. It covers everything you need to know during your partner's pregnancy and the first few weeks of fatherhood, from buying buggies and cutting the cord to dealing with breastfeeding in public. Expert advice from midwives, psychologists, and obstetricians is combined with first-hand accounts to explain what's happening with your partner, your baby, and what you should be doing every step of the way. Stay prepared for your new role as a father with tips, explanations, and fascinating facts.
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Dad Is Fat
Jim Gaffigan - 2013-05-07
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Get ready to laugh out loud with "Dad Is Fat". Comedian Jim Gaffigan never thought he would have children, but after marrying someone who "gets pregnant looking at babies", he found himself with a family of seven. From his famous tweets to the chaos of parenthood, Gaffigan shares the joys and horrors of raising five kids in this explosively funny book. Full of relatable takes on family life, "Dad Is Fat" is a sharp observation and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.
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Birth Partner 5th Edition
A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
Penny Simkin - 2001-06-01 (first published in 1989)
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The Birth Partner is a comprehensive guide that offers invaluable insight into providing support to new mothers during labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Now in its fifth edition, this book is a must-have for partners, friends, relatives, and doulas who want to be fully prepared to help women through every step of the birthing process. From preparing for labor to breastfeeding and newborn care, The Birth Partner covers it all in a practical and accessible manner. Don't miss out on this indispensable resource for anyone accompanying a woman through childbirth.
The Baby Owner's Manual by Louis Borgenicht
The New Father by Armin A. Brott
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
Pregnancy For Men by Mark Woods
Home Game by Michael Lewis
Pops by Michael Chabon
The New Dad's Survival Guide by Scott MacTavish
Diaper Dude by Chris Pegula
Dad's Playbook by Tom Limbert
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
Dad's Expecting Too by Harlan Cohen
Fatherhood by Marcus Berkmann
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker
Dummy by Matt Coyne
Commando Dad by Neil Sinclair
You're Going To Be A Dad! by DaddiLife Books
Show Dad How by Shawn Bean
Shit My Dad Says by Aa
Great Expectations by John C. Carr Lcsw
What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding by Thomas Hill
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
Expecting Better by Emily Oster
Every Tool's a Hammer by Adam Savage
The Reluctant Father by Phillip Toledano
The New Dad Dictionary by Chris Illuminati
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
Don't Just Stand There by Jon Lichtenstein
Furious Hours by Casey Cep
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Office by Andy Greene
My Dad Loves Me!by Richmond, Marianne[Boardbook] by Marianne Richmond
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child by American Academy of Pediatrics
Life Of Dad by Anna Machin
Pregnancy for Dads-to-Be by Adam Carpenter
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Expectant Father by Armin A. Brott, Jennifer Ash Rudick
Better Dads, Stronger Sons by Rick Johnson
A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
Dad Jokes by Share the Love Gifts
A Dude's Guide to Baby Size by Taylor Calmus
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel
Made for Me by Zack Bush
You Will Rock As a Dad! by Alex Grace
The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant
Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes by Spiffy McChappy
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
The Forgotten 500 by Gregory A. Freeman
I Love Mom with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
24 by Willie Mays
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
As Good As It Gets by Romesh Ranganathan
All new Dad jokes by @dadsaysjokes
Porn for New Moms by Cambridge Women'S Pornography Cooperative
A Father's Love by Hannah Holt
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Wick
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
Vacationland by John Hodgman
The Simplest Baby Book in the World by Stephen Gross
Ladbaby – Parenting for £1 by Roxanne Hoyle Mark Hoyle
Best Seat in the House by Jack Nicklaus II, Don Yaeger
The Expectant Dad's Handbook by Dean Beaumont
Commando Dad Raw Recruits by Neil Sinclair
Dad's Maybe Book by Tim O'Brien
Raising Raffi by Keith Gessen
1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Cribsheet by Emily Oster
Why a Daughter Needs a Dad by Gregory Lang
We're Parents! The New Dad Book for Baby's First Year by Adrian Kulp
The Pregnant Body Book by Publishing
1000 Record Covers--multilingual by Michael Ochs
They Said It Couldn't Be Done by Wayne Coffey
The Dad's Edge by Larry Hagner
The Birth Guy's Go-To Guide for New Dads by Brian W. Salmon Doula Clc
Pregnancy Guide for Men by Francis Wells
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Above Ground by Clint Smith
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Dirt by Bill Buford