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Q&A: Good Books For New Dads?

My baby is due soon, and somehow my husband seems more stressed than me! Any book recommendations for him?

Yes! The four below are our favorites...

The New Dad's Survival Guide: Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers
by Scott Mactavish
A personal favorite of our Online Director Bump Kate, this funny and straightforward guide covers all the basics. Scott(who's been through it twice!) keeps things light, and knows how to take the edge of first-time fatherhood.
> Get it now! $12.99

Don't Just Stand There: How to Be Helpful, Clued-In, Supportive, Engaged & Relevant in the Delivery Room
by Jon Lichtenstein and Elissa Stein
This step-by-step guide through the big day is written by a husband and wife who've been through it together — twice. You'll find info on what's happening with her and the baby during every stage of delivery, as well as tips for keeping her (and yourself!) calm.
> Get it now! $12.95


Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden
Perfect for a guy, this guide is funny, solution-oriented, and — just like the title says — totally practical. It substitutes funny illustrations for all the superfluous info found in so many other book. And, it's been looked over by AAP members for accuracy.
> Get it now! $14

Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home
by Walter Roark
Take a break from those high-pressure, info-heavy guides with this hilarious read. This satire will help you put things in perspective, and offers some simple and practical advice along the way.
> Get it now! $14.50


> What's your guy's favorite book? Leave it in a comment!

By Paula Kashtan