I think I read this book as much as my husband did. It was very helpful for both of us. The author gives great advice for new dads in addition to fun things they can do with their new baby and ways to take care of the mom.
An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, by the author of The Expectant Father.
Incorporating the author's and other fathers' personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the parenting field, The New Father offers invaluable information and practical tips on such issues as:
* Charting the baby's physical, intellectual, verbal, and social development * Understanding your own emotional and psychological development * Analyzing the baby's temperament * Choosing the right life insurance policy * Dealing with changes in your relationship with your partner * Becoming an involved father when you see your baby for only a short time after work every day * Juggling your work and family roles * Introducing the baby to music, reading, and yes, even computers
Illustrated with delightful cartoons that underscore the joys and challenges of parenting, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year is an essential sourcebook for every dad. It's sure to give every mom a lot of fresh insights as well.
I know that most new dads don't care to read a book but there are cute little captions throughout this book that make it easier for a dad to "read" or more likely to skim through. My husband did pick it up periodically and read portions that stood out to him.
The second volume, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years, devotes a chapter to every three months of the second and third years, addressing such questions as, At what age should you introduce your child to computers? and what guidelines should you follow when choosing a preschool? Following the format of the previous volume, this book examines a multitude of topics, including dealing with the baby's fears, choosing play activities, developing a parenting style, toilet training, and teaching kids about money.
Incorporating the author's and other fathers' personal experiences, as well as the advice of top researchers in the field, the books are illustrated with delightful cartoons that will make even the most anxious father chuckle. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.