A Dad's Guide to Babycare

A Dad's Guide to Babycare

by Colin Cooper

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Conceived both to teach men the best ways to care for their babies and to reflect their masculine approach to childcare, this book is a comprehensive guide on how to manage every aspect of caring for newborns to older toddlers. A further feature is that it offers help in illuminating and helping to resolve contentious issues over care that frequently arise between partners. Designed to be user friendly, with dozens of step by step and other action photos, it is also filled with tips and anecdotes from fathers who share their hard-won expertise with their peers. As childcare is increasingly shared between couples or performed exclusively by men, it seems only right that men should have a guide of their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780600632313
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Colin Cooper has been a medical writer and editor for more than 15 years and is currently editor in chief for a range of professional journals for doctors and nurses.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1 That's your baby 5

How your baby might look 6

What your baby needs 8

What your baby can do 10

How you can relate to each other 12

2 Suddenly, you're a dad! 13

Emotional reactions 14

3 How do you bond with your baby? 23

Getting up close and personal 24

4 What can you do for your baby? 29

Holding and handling 30

Cleaning and bathing 34

Diaper changing 38

Dressing 40

Feeding 44

Amusing 54

Protecting 56

5 How do you cope with crying? 59

Understanding crying 60

6 Sleep issues 65

Bed and your baby 66

7 Out and about 69

Traveling with you baby 70

8 Your older baby 73

Toddlers-a different ball game 74

Meeting your toddler's needs 76

What your toddler can do 79

Dressing 82

Eating 85

Activities and play 87

Your toddler's bedtime 90

Out and about 92

Potty training 94

Safety issues 97

Keeping your child safe 98

9 Your new best friend 101

Two is company 102

10 Changing behavior 109

Being a role model 110

Matters of discipline 112

11 Baby health guide 119

Looking after my baby's health 120

Index 128

Acknowledgments 128

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