Written by ex-Commando and dad of three Neil Sinclair, this no-nonsense manual is a must-have for every man about to embark on his greatest mission: fatherhood.
With straightforward and practical advice for all new recruits, from early reconnaissance right up to the deployment date, learn how to:
- Prepare for your baby trooper's arrival
- Manage your Commanding Officer (i.e., the mum-to-be) in all terrains
- Pack your Deployment Kit list (i.e., the hospital bag) ... and much more
Let the mission begin!
London-based father and former Royal Engineer Commando Sinclair found becoming a stay-at-home dad to be one of his most challenging assignments. His lighthearted manual advises on matters such as the use of pacifiers, how to change diapers, and what fathers should pack in their baby bag when taking Junior out of the house for an extended spell ("basic survival kit for long-term deployment"). Throughout, Sinclair emphasizes the importance of routines, and encourages fathers to ask for help. There is plenty of brass-tacks information here, such as a list of food that shouldn't be introduced before the baby is six months old, and guidelines for a first-aid kit. However, the military lingo (home is "base camp," the child is "baby trooper" or BT for short, the book is for dads who "are actively engaged in parenting maneuvers") grows tiresome, and the myopic focus on dad-and-baby, to the almost wholesale omission of a coparent or marriage/domestic partnership, is odd. Still, this gift book would be a natural choice for co-ed baby showers. Illus.
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Very useful for a first time dad
This book is excellent at explaining the entire pregnancy from start to finish, a lot of the pregnancy had me on edge at times and this book helped relax and prepare for what was to come, especially at labour which was broken down and explained in very clear detail. It is full of information perfect for fist time parents so that the fear is removed from the hardest parts of such a big event