When I was pregnant with my eldest I wanted to soak up everything I could find on the pregnancy, the baby and being a new mum. There was a wealth of information available in the form of books, magazines, websites and baby forums. Many of these however, were aimed solely at mums and the same sort of resources were not offered out to new dads.
Fast forward a decade and I am pleased to report that things have definitely moved on since then. Nowadays, there are a plethora of resources available for new parents-to-be (and many more gadgets too!)
You’re Going To Be A Dad! By Daddilife Books
Daddlife is a popular website and online community for dads. They have just published their first major title “You’re Going To Be A Dad” (A Dad Joke A Day was published earlier on in the year) Unlike the usual parenting books, this book aims to delve deeper into the challenges that modern dads face with the purpose of giving out real advice, tips and knowledge.
This is a detailed book which allows you to delve into what to expect during pregnancy, the delivery, first few days, weeks and months right up to when the baby turns 1. Each chapter is organised and broken down into easy to read chunks. There’s a monthly overview, a section on what’s happening with mother and baby, and a part on what’s happening with dads – something that can be easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things. My favourite is the Reflection from Our Dads section which gives you direct insight and experience from new dads and dads-to-be. There’s also a handy to-do list for you to check off.
- A weekly breakdown of the pregnancy journey, focusing on the science of mum and baby, alongside dad’s own psychology – all with the goal of ensuring mum and dad are on the same page
- Unique perspectives from our interviews with over 50 new dads and dads-to-be from around the world
- Reflections on Covid and what dads would do differently with any future restrictions in mind
With lots of advice and tips from new dads and dads-to-be, this book is a great guide full of useful information that you can dip in and out of when needed. If you’re a dad-to-be, or know someone who is, You’re Going To Be A Dad by Daddlife Books is one of the go-to books you will need to have on your bookshelf.
You’re Going To Be A Dad! is out now and available to buy from Amazon.