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5 cool books for expecting dads

A new father’s take on pregnancy and the baby’s first year is often quite different from a new mother’s. They might have questions that mamas don’t even think of asking! Here are some fun and informative books to get daddy on track!


The Baby Owners Manual: Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips & First-Year Maintenance

A little tongue in cheek but a perfect balance between serious and funny — written completely in the form of charts and diagrams!  It’s a helpful guide book, as well as a useful tool for keeping track of your baby’s activities.  There’s no personal or witty advice, just practical facts that will apply to every baby… and every parent. For the dad that likes to read the manual beforehand! (and boy will you need one!)




This book is perfect for the MacGyver dads! Be Prepared is one of the best pregnancy books for dads because it describes many scenarios a new father might find himself in and how preparedness will make everything easier. If you’re overwhelmed or feeling uneasy about becoming a parent, this book will definitely simplify things and help you to laugh a little.  It will get straight to the point with its no nonsense approach and give you the information that you need now!


SHOW DAD HOW: The Brand-New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year


From the peeps at Parenting magazine comes the hilarious Show Dad How – a practical and playful resource for every new dad. It is like an airplane emergency manual but for dads! It contains 156 things that every new father needs to know, and presents them in a hilariously illustrated and nearly wordless format. You’ll learn how to childproof a home, deliver a baby in a subway (or during the apocalypse), mix formula the right way, invent a fairy tale and more!

4DUDE! Your Gonna be a Dad!


There are approximately 3 712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy – this book’s here to help you avoid all (most) of them. Written from a bro to a bro, this book must not be judged on the stereotypical “dude language” but the cool facts and info! Just under 200 pages, it’s an easy read!

5From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy



DUDE! Everything will be okay!

From the creator of Diaper Dude comes From Dude to Dada book filled with need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. From the creator of Diaper Dude – You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Any man who doesn’t identify himself as a “dude” may not be able to get past being constantly referred to as such or the references to barbecuing or drinking. But this is also a nice book for mama to see how men experience pregnancy! Maybe not for everyone but this book has heart, laughter, baby tips and just plan guy stuff!

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