We're Parents! The First-Time Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year: Everything You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive Together (First-Time Dads) (Paperback)
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A practical guide for new dads, from your baby's birth to their first birthday
Newborns don't come with a manual, but We're Parents! is the next best thing. Adrian Kulp (a four-time dad himself) offers fast, fun, and easy-to-digest advice that makes it simple for you to step up and do your part as a brand-new dad.
Wondering how to burp your newborn? Not sure how to get them to try solids? Desperate to get them to sleep? This comprehensive guide breaks your baby's first year down into quarterly chunks, offering stage-specific advice, quick reference guides, tutorials, monthly stats and goals, and a healthy dose of humor to help you be a supportive partner and great dad to your little one.
This standout among new dad books includes:
- Step-by-step how-tos—Find detailed guidance for common situations you'll encounter as a new dad, from soothing and swaddling your newborn to spotting food allergies and baby-proofing your home.
- Cheat sheet checklists—Get quarterly checklists of ways you can help around the house, with mom and the baby, and with events and medical appointments.
- Developmental milestones—Track your baby's development at a glance with charts that lay out the most important milestones in one place.
Discover how to be the best father and husband you can be with the expert advice inside We're Parents!
About the Author
Adrian Kulp is the author of We’re Pregnant! The First-Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook as well as We’re Parents! The New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year. He’s also the voice behind the blog Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-Home Dad.
JILL KRAUSE is the founder of Baby Rabies, an award-winning blog about pregnancy and parenthood. In the summer of 2007, Jill diagnosed herself with baby rabies—an obsession with getting pregnant, not an actual disease, y’all—and the website was born soon after (followed, appropriately, by her first child). The blog has since been recognized by a variety of media, including TIME, Vogue, Buzzfeed, and The Bump, and was awarded the 2016 Iris Award for Blog of the Year. Jill’s posts and videos have been published online by outlets such as Daily Mail, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, Today, and more. Jill earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where she met her husband Scott. Together, they have four children: Kendall, Leyna, Lowell, and Wallace. In 2017, they sold their Dallas-area home and bought an RV. They are touring the country with their children the rest of 2018 and sharing that adventure on Happy Loud Life.
“We’re Parents! is full of practical advice (high fives for our mutual dislike of baby shoes, Adrian), actionable steps for being an incredible, supportive partner, and a detailed path to guiding your baby through their healthy, happy first year.”—Jill Krause, creator of Baby Rabies and author of 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver
“Parenting. About to join the club? Imagine having a beer with your best buddy while he shares all of his parenting and relationship secrets, putting your mind at ease. With his practical tips and actionable advice Adrian does just that for new dads! Loaded full of great advice and first-hand experience, We're Parents! will have you ready to tackle parenthood and enjoy your role as a new dad and supportive partner.”—Meghan Hertzfeldt and Jennifer Bonicelli, authors of You Can Two! The Essential Twins Preparation Guide and founders of the blog Two Came True
“We’re Parents! is a funny, yet honest, book about parenting. I thoroughly enjoyed reading a father’s perspective that portrays parenting as a team effort, all while giving fantastic advice to other dads on how to be there for their partner in these challenging times!”—Brandi Brucks, potty training consultant and author of Potty Training in 3 Days