The New Dad's Survival Guide by Scott Mactavish
Man-to-Man Advice for First-Time Fathers

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FATHERHOOD DEMYSTIFIED! Finally-a manual for new dads that deciphers the immensely confusing world of fatherhood and gives crucial tips and advice from a man's point of view. No psychobabble, no warm fuzzies-just a hilarious (and surprisingly practical) military-style guide to surviving and thriving through even the queasiest moments of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood. Seasoned father and master infant-tamer Scott Mactavish breaks the Baby Code down and lays it out in straight-up guyspeak. The New Dad's Survival Guide includes declassified information on such topics as: * Cutting the Cord: The Moment of Truth * Feeding and Cleaning the NFU (New Family Unit) * Surviving Sleep Deprivation * Relieving Stress Without Booze * The Great Boob Irony * Pee, Poo, Hurl, and Snot: Getting Used to the Bodily Functions * Critical Survival Tips Never Before Revealed * Sex: Let the Games Begin Again...Finally * Dozens of Essential Terms Defined, Including Binky, Onesie, Diaper Genie, Passy, and Sippy Cup GRAB YOUR BOOTS AND STRAP ON YOUR HELMET! THE BABIES ARE COMING!

About Scott Mactavish

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Mactavish is a filmmaker, a writer, and the father of two boys. He divides his time between New York City and Charlottesville.
Published September 3, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 132 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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For example, on postpartum depression, Mactavish warns ""PPD is a beaucoup serious condition that can have a devastating effect on the FPP."" Although most of the book's advice seems quite obvious, tips on assisting a partner in labor (""offer backrubs on a consistent basis""), helping a baby pas...

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