It’s true – there are a lot of books on the market for mums and mums-to-be. But there are a few good reads for dads too!
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads To Be
Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash wrote a book that was published in 1995 and is approximately the dad’s equivalent to ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’. It will tell you what your partner is experiencing on a month-to-month basis and what your child is doing. It also helps you to deal with the emotions you’re likely to be experiencing. It might be a little bit intense but it’s well worth the read.
She’s Having a Baby – and I’m Having a Breakdown: What Every Man Needs to Know – and Do, When the Woman He Loves Is Pregnant
Another great pregnancy guide for dads, this one published in 1998 and written by James Douglas Barron. It’s a funny, comprehensive and easy to read guide to everything you need to know when your wife or partner is pregnant. Another great read for expectant dads.
Crib Notes for the First Year of Fatherhood: A Survival Guide for New Fathers
This 1998 book by Everett De Morier covers everything from your feelings to financial matters, to your relationship. Aside from being comprehensive, it’s also funny and there are also lots of lists, checklists and other useful information.
There are several other great books for dads to be out there, or you could even try reading the ones your wife is reading. Whatever you do, information can be your best friend while you’re dealing with pregnancy and in the early days of fatherhood.