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#1 rixtina

Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Hi all,
Can someone please recommend a good book on pregnancy for a soon to be daddy?
Something practical, funny, factual will be great!

#2 jayskette

Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

"How to bring up baby" by Sam Martin.
oops you want pregnancy book - "A Man with a Pram" by Stephen Mitchell. I'll keep that baby book up in the forum in case you want that also.

I buy baby books targeted for men because I find them to be much more to the point - gets rid of all the emotional BS with 90% of the market.

Edited by jayskette, 12 February 2012 - 09:38 PM.

#3 namie

Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

I found DP wasn't so interested in reading, but we laughed heaps at the 'Being Dad' DVD. I think there is a book by the same guys.

#4 Paddlepop

Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

My husband enjoyed "So You're Going to be a Dad" by Peter Downey. The original edition was 1994, revised edition 2005. He also has a second book called something like Toddlers and the Chicken Dance. He gives lots of good facts, with lots of humour.

Kaz Cooke's "Up the Duff" is also really good for facts without flowery emotional stuff, but with humour.

#5 bubblebear

Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:50 PM

My DH really enjoyed Up the Duff. Another good one is From Here to Paternity, sorry I can't remember who by!

#6 lolz

Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

The Being Dad DVDs were fantastic. My DH watched them alone first and he enjoyed them so much we watched them together. I think there is a book too?
I love Pinky McKay's book Parenting By Heart and often get DH to read parts that I think are relevant and we then discuss it in context of our DS.

#7 ~A2~

Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

I have just moved this thread to the Dad's Zone for future reference for members.

There is still a link to it in Books, Music Poetry as well.



#8 HeroOfCanton

Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

DH also read 'so you're going to be a dad' I think he enjoyed it original.gif

#9 Lainskii

Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

I picked this up for a few dollars (can't remember where) and my DH said it was ok, kind of funny with some good info in there.

Called 'The Dudes Guide to Pregnancy'


#10 debut dad

Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

As a dad myself, DW suggested I read some books too. I'm not much of a reader so she marked out certain sections in the books that she read and I'm really glad I read them. It made me want to read more.

2 books which were noteworthy are:
  1. Baby Love by Robin Barker
  2. Oh Baby by Kathy Fray

Oh Baby was quite humorous too which is important for guys to stay interested Tounge1.gif


#11 Ms_Jae

Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

Being Dad book is totally recommended. So funny and great for the aussie bloke.. hehe

#12 cat5245

Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

It's more of a childbirth book than just pregnancy but my husband is reading Cheers to Childbirth by Lucy Perry (who is a doula). I read it a few weeks ago and found it so straightforward and really helpful. It includes stories of famous Aussie dads and their lives as new dads.

You can buy it here http://www.cheerstochildbirth.com.au/

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