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Publisher's Summary

Finding out that you are going to become a father is one of the most exciting and, possibly, the most nerve-wracking time in any man’s life. To date, there are countless books and resources available for new moms-to-be, but very little exists to support dads in their journey to becoming fathers. We are changing that narrative now, for good!

The Ultimate Baby & Newborn Book for Dads is the book that any expecting dad should listen to. This book is going to show you how to navigate the confusing and often overwhelming world of fatherhood in the most effective manner possible.

By following the advice in this audiobook, you will be fully prepared to navigate every stage of pregnancy and babyhood with your partner and your new baby. The Ultimate Baby & Newborn Book for Dads is designed to give you the easiest, most accurate, and complete information that you need for stepping into parenthood.

Some of what you will discover in this audiobook include:

  • What to expect during pregnancy, including the important stages of your baby’s growth in the uterus
  • What you need to know about the elusive “fourth trimester” and what to expect during the first three months of your baby’s life
  • How to baby-proof your home properly to avoid any accidents with your growing infant
  • What a “baby stockpile” is, why you need one, and what you need to include in yours
  • What happens during the birthing process and the role you will be playing in the labor and delivery room
  • What to expect in infancy and how you can take proper care of your baby
  • What are the steps you must take to bond with your baby properly and why this is so important to do right from day one
  • What are the practical steps for caring for your baby, that include things like: feeding your baby (what to feed and when), bathing your baby, changing diapers, and more 
  • How to deal with common illnesses and what to do if the illness seems troubling
  • What are some important first aid tips every new parent needs to know
  • How toilet training works and what you need to do to get your baby using the potty
  • How to structure your baby’s life to be healthier and more fulfilling right from day one, based on studies
  • And more!

This book is designed to give you everything you need to confidently step into the world of parenting alongside your partner so that you can raise the happiest and healthiest baby possible. 

While society may still be joking that dads are clueless and moms are the ones to rely on when it comes to all matters of child-rearing, you know better. You are ready to be as involved and caring for your baby as possible. You need The Ultimate Baby & Newborn Book for Dads to show you just how to do it.  

Buy the audiobook today!

©2020 Bradford Alberts (P)2020 Bradford Alberts

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  • 01-13-21

Great Advice

As someone who is thinking of having kids soon this was a great resource that helped me out alot. As it explained to me what my wife would be going through during the pregnancy and overall what to expect and how to be prepared for a newborn baby.

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  • 11-20-20

Pregnancy tips for Dads

A great, condensed audiobook that tells new, first-time fathers what to expect with tips and tricks during an exciting or possibly a stressful time in a man's life. I really enjoyed the narration and how quick to the point was with this book! I feel after listening to this for a while I'm ready be a Dad.

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Great book for new father

This book shows that a guy can do a lot of great things more than their beliefs, as a father. Supporting partner at the beginning is very important and can make them grow bonds and raise kids well together.
Well written book, worth for listening

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Good content!

I received this book in exchange for a review.

About the content:
This is not a topic I would ever actively look to read about, especially given that my circumstances are such that I am not part of the target audience yet. Having said that, I am glad I read this book because it made sure that I did in fact read about it. The only gripe I have is when the phrase "studies have shown" is used in the Bonus chapter. A lot of studies have severe limitations due to problematic assumptions or questionable methodologies, so it is critical to always specify exactly which studies are being referred to, and if possible, briefly allude to the existence of limitations. Overall, the content is detailed enough to be useful and yet short enough to not become boring. Indeed, the balance between length and content is well-maintained throughout the work and I am all the richer for having read it.

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I was disappointed in the narration. At times, the microphone seems to be moving and the narrator does not appear to have wanted to do another take to correct this. But more importantly, there is a "Ned Flanders" vibe which makes the author sound overly dramatic or cautious when sharing sensible advice. This is, of course, problematic when one is discussing child safety. After all, it would be troublesome to have a listener discount critical advice because they feel the author (through the voice of the narrator) is just worrying too much.

I recommend this book to any soon-to-be father, as long as they pick up a print version.

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This is the book I should have read 14 years ago. Great information in here for dads with newborns. The author has good quality content and the narrator is great. I'll recommend this to new fathers.

Disclaimer: I've been listening at 2x speed for so long anything else sounds like slow motion. My enjoyment of the narrator is based on my listening speed. I only leave 5 stars for books I've listened to multiple times. I'll update my review if I listen again.

I requested this book from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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Good book for first time dads

“The Ultimate Baby & Newborn Book for Dads - The Complete Dad Pregnancy Book & What You Need to Know to Be Prepared to Be A Father!!” by Bradford Alberts is a concise guide for forthcoming fathers on how to deal with getting their first child.

Having a child can be a scary experience, and most people are never ‘ready’ when the child is on the way. It is a completely normal feeling, and for first timers, it will always come as a surprise on how much they actually need to do and collect, before they are truly ready to receive their child. This book is divided into sections, each dealing with specific areas, such as the pregnancy periode, the ‘fourth’ trimester, how to prepare your stockpiles and home for a small child, how to take care of your child, and tips and tricks on how to handle things the best. The book begins by explaining how the baby grows in the womb, so if you are contemplating having a child, and isn’t actually actively expecting, then this book will not help you out.

It is written as an exhaustive list of things to buy and do, which may help forthcoming fathers get an overview of what to do, and where to start, which is a really good thing. It is right to the point, and doesn’t add much superfluous information which was good in most cases, as the reader can always look up more specific sources if needed. The book also mentions this at one point, which is a bit ironic considering the title of the book.

Every book has shortcomings, and I will mention a few that sprang out to me, as I already have children and know what to expect:
- The book is somewhat US centric, and a few things will be different for people not living in the land of orange people.
- I found the section on baby essentials to be somewhat excessive, and I think you will be able to live out a war if you buy as many items of each thing as suggested by the book.
- Baby proofing is focused on eight rooms, where in reality it should deal with the entire house and then give examples based on those eight rooms. Areas outside of these are practically not mentioned.
- It is always okay to reject visitors in the first time following child birth. Also family! They will still be there a few weeks later, when you actually have the energy to have them over!
- It could have used more clear examples of how the hormonal mother might react to random things, and how you should approach it as father and loving SO.
- The book mentions way too many diseases and illnesses that your child can suffer from, which I don’t think is a good thing. Mentioning the most common ones are fine, but getting into random guesswork as to what your child is suffering from, just leads to paranoia. If you expect your child to be sick, go see a doctor.
- The book always puts the man in the tertiary position, and tells him not to burden the mother, which I find very wrong. The father is just as much a parent for the child as the mother is, and should also be allowed to feel that way. Also, many men experience emotional issues following child birth, and experience having children as an emotional rollercoaster. Unfortunately, this is still somewhat of a taboo, and the book is not addressing this problem at all. The book is very skimpy on this subject, and I consider that the be the biggest flaw of the book.

I listened to the audiobook, which was narrated by Gerard Francis. He did a good job, as he has a good and clear voice, which made for an easy listen. He was slightly monotone though, so don’t expect a lively presentation of the book. But since the book was more or less written as an enormous to-do list, it doesn’t take much away from the experience. I will point out though, that there was a lot of paper shuffling during his narration, to the point of being little annoying and I consider that quite unprofessional.

Overall I found it to be a good book on the subject, albeit with a few shortcomings, such as the lack of focus of the fathers mental health. For men waiting for the first child to come, this book will be a good start in preparing for their new life, as there are a LOT of things to consider when having children. Many of the things mentioned will be logical to most though, and if you have already had your first child, then this book will be useless for you.

I received this audiobook for free in return for a review. I have no affiliation with the author, the narrator, the publisher, or their pets (Although I am sure the latter are quite nice!).

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Good info.

This has pretty good information.




I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.