NEW DADS

New Dad? Welcome to your new home. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let those who have gone before you be your guide. Let us carry you to the promised land of this brave new world called "fatherhood," and teach you our customs. Follow closely as we embark upon the adventure of a lifetime. For now you are a foreigner, but soon you will be a master of this realm. Do not fear the unknown; embrace it. Your struggle will be worthwhile in the end.

This is your starting point. The world you've known is gone. Your life is about to be changed for the better.

 

0 - 12 MONTHS

OVERVIEW
    •    Pictorial Tutorial
    •    New Dad Soundtrack
    •    The Call of Doodie

CONCEPTION
    •    Performance Issues

PREPARATION
    •    Overcoming Your Fears of Fatherhood
    •    Choosing a pediatrician
    •    Choosing professional services
    •    Choosing Names
    •    Creating a Birth Plan
    •    Baby’s Arrival checklist
    •    Registry:
         A Man's Guide to Baby Registries
    •    Prenatal classes:
          Are Prenatal Classes 4 You?
          If Dads Ran Prenatal Classes…
    •    Financial Considerations:
         Can You Afford Fatherhood
    •    The Boy-Girl Dilemma

PREGNANCY
    •    Week by week
    •    Cravings
    •    Dad’s Role
    •    Sex:
         Will Pregnancy Affect Your Sex Life?
         Safe Sex During Pregnancy
         Is Sex Safe in Your Last Trimester?
    •    Miscarriage

BIRTH
    •    What to Expect:
         Dad’s Role in “D-Day”
         Childbirth 4 Dummies
         Birth Resources
    •    Premature Births
    •    Vaginal Births:
         A Birth Story
    •    C-Sections
    •    Induction:
         The Induction Production
    •    Terms You Should Know
    •    Push Gifts

CONSIDERATIONS
    •    Breast vs. Bottle Feeding:
         Pros and Cons
         Going with the Flow
    •    Circumcision:
         Decision Pros and Cons
    •    Co-Sleeping
    •    Infant Ear Piercing

TAKING THE BABY HOMETAKING THE BABY HOME:
    •       
    •    Changes to Your Lifestyle
    •    The Trade-Offs of Being a Dad
    •    The Hardest Part About Being a New Dad
    •    Postpartum Depression in Moms
    •    Postpartum Depression in Dads
    •    Things to watch for:

        Common Conditions
         Warning Signs of Dehydration 
         Poop 

COMMON CONDITIONS
    •    SIDS
    •    Fevers
    •    Unsolicited Parenting Advice:
          Part I
          Part II
          Part III
          Part IV

 

NEW BABY D.I.Y.
INSTRUCTION 4 DADS
    •    Bathing
    •    Burping
    •    CPR
    •    Cleaning Bottles:
          Method #1
          Method #2
    •    Diapering
    •    Dressing
    •    First Aid
    •    Installing a Car Seat
    •    Introducing Solids (video)
    •    Preparing/Feeding a Bottle
    •    Taking a Tempertature
  

 

 

 

 

 
 
MILESTONES
    •    Growth and Development
    •    Immunizations
    •    Health:
          Things to Watch
    •    Baby Babble
    •    First Words
    •    Introducing Solids
    •    Crawling
    •    First Steps:
         No Need to Rush
         How You Can Help

ISSUES
    •    Baby Food
    •    Colic
    •    Picky Eaters
    •    Teething
    •    Discipline
    •    Having Relations
    •    Maintaining Harmony
    •    Working Dads:
         Work/Home Life Dilemma



12 - 24 MONTHS


MILESTONES
    •    Weaning
    •    Feeding
    •    Speech:
          English 4 Babies
          Potty Talk
    •    Potty Training

PROS AND CONS ADDING A SECOND CHILD
    •    Over-protective Parenting
    •    Over-scheduling
    •    Pros and Cons

LEARNING
    •    Discipline:
          Whose Job is It?
          Whining
          Spoiling
          Sharing
          Terrible Twos
    •    Gender Stereotyping:
          Toy Selection
    •    Using Television Wisely

BONDING
    •    Play
    •    Roughhousing

ISSUES:
    •    Behavioral Problems:
         Acting Up
         Hitting
         Biting
         Screaming/Tamtrums
         Eating in Restaurants
         Listening
         Eating in Restaurants
    •    Baby Blankets:
          Security Blanket Attachment
          Weaning from “Comfort” Objects
    •    Baby Sitting:
          Family and Friends
          How to Find One
    •    Mommyitis:
         Feeling Expendable?
         Don’t take it personally
    •    Thumb Sucking