Atlantic Publishing Company
I'm Going to Be a Dad by Craig Baird Summary
Millions of children are born every year and millions more parents enter blindly into the arena of parenthood without any knowledge of what they need to do. For fathers especially, this first time leap can be overwhelming a complex and confusing time in their lives. There are many things that need to be learned and many more things that need to be perfected in those early weeks and months and for some it can be nerve-racking to try and figure it all out. This book was written for every father who every wanted to understand those essential basics of starting for the first time in child rearing. You will learn everything starting with your new-born child, including what they will look like, how to handle the baby, taking photographs, what to expect from your spouse after she gives birth, how the baby will be fed, burping, changing nappies, and the many different ways in which your household will change with a new-born in it, from the location of your possessions to your pets and how they must be treated and interacted with. You will learn how to clean a young child, how to deal with crying and late night feedings, getting sleep, getting your child to sleep, getting back to work for the first time, dressing your child, and how to take them out of the house. Experts have been interviewed and their expertise has been included here to provide a complete perspective on how to approach children as a first time father. You will learn how to maintain your sanity and when you might expect your sex life to resume. You will learn how to deal with health issues your child may have, how to deal with teething, and where to take a young child. You will learn how to let other people interact with your child and when to start feeding them solid foods, as well as the necessary baby proofing that needs to be done when they start crawling and later walking. Learn what to expect from growing children and how to play with them effectively. Learn about bathing and haircuts and how your role as a father will vary from that of the mother depending on who is working and how much. No matter what your situation is, this book will guide you through the earliest weeks of your child s life to the growing, learning phases of their toddler years as you learn how to be a father for the first time.