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Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

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An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, andlt;Iandgt;Be Preparedandlt;/Iandgt; is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. andlt;BRandgt; Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they andlt;Iandgt;reallyandlt;/Iandgt; need to know about fatherhood...including how to: andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; and#149; change a baby at a packed sports stadium andlt;BRandgt; and#149; create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear andlt;BRandgt; and#149; stay awake (or at least upright) at work andlt;BRandgt; and#149; babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat andlt;BRandgt; and#149; construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, andlt;Iandgt;Be Preparedandlt;/Iandgt; is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

Synopsis:

An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.

Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to:

• change a baby at a packed sports stadium

• create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear

• stay awake (or at least upright) at work

• babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat

• construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape

Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

Synopsis:

A veritable boot camp for dads-to-be and new fathers, this hilarious, pertinent, and indispensable guide features monotony-busting outings for each month, products dads can't live without, and ideas for making toys out of household items.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Jeannie Haydenandlt;/Bandgt; is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer whose clients include Nickelodeon and the American Museum of Natural History.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

The First Week

What Your Newborn Won't Look Like

What Your Newborn Will Look Like

Newborn Party Tricks

Handing Over the Baby

You Are the A.V. Club

Why Your Partner May Not Be Functioning Properly

Breast vs. Bottle

Bidding Farewell to the Breast

The Joy of Burping

The Basic Change

Your Newborn and Your Pet

How to Entertain a Newborn

O-3 Months

The First-Month Slump

Moms and Mood Swings

Scrubbing Your Sprout

Coping with Crying

Wrestling the Breast Pump

Bottles Up!

Sleeping Like a Baby

Returning to Work

Reading Sports Illustrated to Your Baby

A Guy's Guide to Strollers

The Infant Ensemble

4-6 Months

Your Mental Health

Resuming a Sex Life?

Protecting Your Back

Circuit Training Your Baby

Tethering Everything to the Baby

Temperature Taking Tactics

Getting Medicine into a Baby

Soothing the Teether

Be Prepared for Outings

Great Outings 4-6 Months

Driving and Crying

Using the Baby as a Prop

Breastfeeding in Public

Starting Solid Foods

Effective Diaper Disposal

Skill Builders 4-6 Months

7-9 Months

Sleeping Through the Night

Going Mobile

Babyproofing

Removing a Foreign Object from the VCR

The Terrible Tube?

Great Outings 7-9 Months

Skill Builders 7-9 Months

Babies and Language

The Secret Meaning of Peek-a-Boo

The Big Bath

First Haircut

10-12 Months

Eating Like a Person

Babies and Restaurants

Great Outings 10-12 Months

Skill Builders 10-12 Months

The Decoy Drawer

Rigging Emergency Diapers

Advanced Changing Maneuvers

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Making Your Baby Laugh

Babies and Airplanes

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

How to Neutralize a Runner

Camping with Your Cub

The First Birthday Party

The New Year's Panda

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Index

About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743251549
Author:
Greenberg, Gary
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Hayden, Jeannie
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Fatherhood
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Father and child
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Parenting - Fatherhood
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
fathers day, fathers day gifts, new dad, gifts for new dads, new dad gifts, books for new dads
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 161
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 2-c illustrations t/o
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.23 oz

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Product details 240 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743251549 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.

Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to:

• change a baby at a packed sports stadium

• create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear

• stay awake (or at least upright) at work

• babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat

• construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape

Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

"Synopsis" by , A veritable boot camp for dads-to-be and new fathers, this hilarious, pertinent, and indispensable guide features monotony-busting outings for each month, products dads can't live without, and ideas for making toys out of household items.
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