• First Time Father: Baby's First Year

  • The Ultimate First-Time Dad's Guide from Baby to Toddler
  • By: Thomas Alfie
  • Narrated by: Helpful Matthew
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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By: Thomas Alfie
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Publisher's Summary

Being a first-time dad can be scary, but with the right guide, anything is possible. Is your little bundle of joy finally in the world, but you can’t help but freak out about all the responsibility? Are you constantly overwhelmed with the emotions that come with fatherhood that you can’t seem to think straight? Are you sick and tired of not having enough parenting guides out there for fathers and need something catered to what you are looking for? Look no further! Most parenting books out there only seem to be for mothers - but you’ve probably already noticed that. No one is helping the dads through the responsibilities of fatherhood. 

Fatherhood can be one of the most beautiful roles you take on in your lifetime, if you play your cards right. Inside, you will find the resources you need to travel down the line with your newborn and create an everlasting bond between father and child. Be patient, take your time, and master the art of fatherhood! In First Time Father: Baby’s First Year, you will discover: 

  • The preparation steps you need to take before your baby is born - educate yourself, broaden your knowledge, and learn to do things right from the start.
  • The inspirational role of a father and how early involvement can make or break your child’s development. 
  • How to prioritize when you’re raising your newborn baby - uncover the ups and downs and prepare yourself for the challenges
  • The best way to balance your work-life and parent-life - ensure that you are there for your child while still providing for your family
  • Helpful information on a newborn’s development - know all about their emotional, mental, and social advancements in life
  • The true needs of your child - surefire ways to build an everlasting relationship with your toddler filled with trust and love
  • Some of the best advice that new dads need to evolve during fatherhood and give their children the best life they deserve
  • And much more

Fatherhood is a journey.

©2021 Alfie Thomas (P)2021 Alfie Thomas

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Step by step guide into fatherhood

Being there through birth and watching your child grow from a tiny baby into a toddler is one of the sweetest moments of parenthood, but this can be daunting if you do not know what to expect and how best to deal with this. First Time Father: Baby First Year prepares you for the importance of a father's role in a child's life and why you need to start very early. It helps you to understand how to maintain a work-life balance while you're still there for your baby; I particularly found the advice very helpful as it covers a lot of things that I would never have thought of. Highly recommended.

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Ways to develop a lasting relationship as a Dad!

This book will give you the tools that can be implemented when aspiring to be a great dad; it will help any new father to learn and focus on the real priority when becoming a dad and how to develop an unwavering relationship with your child because it starts at this stage.

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A Great Journey of Fatherhood!

We will find alot of books related to women that how they feel for being mother at first time but no one talks about how a man feels being a father. Do all men think about parenting? Maybe yes, but not sure because we have not discussed it before.

The author has talked about fatherhood in detailed that how an irresponsible man tranforms into a responsible man due to the position of being Dad. In this modern world, we cannot say that parenting is one sided. This book is a great gift and guide to all newly wed couples and specially for men who are going to be Dad.


It's unique and great idea that how Father can manage work and parenting in a good way so It is highly recommended to be read.

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Just what I needed!

I have a 2 month old. It is my very first child and when I did my research I noticed there wasn’t tons of information for guys.

I listened to this book while running errands everyday and I blew right through it! So much helpful information. If you are a dad with questions, this is the book for you!

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I would recommend this fantastic book to anyone that is already a father or will be very soon. You can find a compelling message here. Thanks to sharing

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Great Book for new dads

There is always so much information for new moms but this one is so different. It is a great book for 1st-time dads. This covers everything needed for dads and what to expect in the 1st year of your new bundle of joy. What a nice book and a great gift

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A must for first-time fathers!

The amount of information in here for dads to prepare for having a child is awesome! It is a challenge to prepare for having a kid and having as many tools and resources in your hip pocket prior to the baby coming is going to be extremely beneficial. I have two boys now and I didn’t prepare as well as I could have, after listening to this audiobook I can look back and reflect on how I could have done things differently. That first year will fly by, and you will want to make the most of it. Do yourself a favor and take the time to listen and prepare yourself, you will be thankful and your spouse will appreciate you making an effort!

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Great addition!!!

Women know how frustrating being a new mom is amid all the chaos. We seem to forget about dad. The author gives us a glimpse of her life experiences as she navigates through the difficulties faced when raising a child. The author describes how millennial parents are more likely to work double shifts because they are trapped in low-paying jobs, therefore advised to plan ahead of time before starting a family. Some issues were worth discussing, such as the importance of a male figure in a child's life, guilt, shame, finances, communication, and screen time. Alfie provided a straightforward and step-by-step guide to overcome the challenges a new dad will face, paired with the right approach to improve them. Effective parenting, as well as embracing the change on the journey, feeling the emotions, and living in the moment, were my favorite and best advice given. Will recommend.

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A must-listen for new fathers

This is a great, comprehensive look at fatherhood based on experience. It is focused on the well-being of each person as a family moves from couplehood to parents-plus-baby, but this time, it comes from the perspective of the new father. Thomas Alfie is right: all the attention is usually given to mothers and babies. This is a refreshing take on a life-changing event that provides new fathers with information and advice about the whole process, including what it's like to support the mother in the delivery room. Beautifully written and well presented, this is a must-listen for new fathers, and fathers-to-be.

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Excellent primary book

This books was beneficial to me because I am a new dad without any experience in being in charge of a baby. This books provided with basics tips that more experienced father are taking for granted but for me any basic information is paramount. While I am writing this review my baby keeps crying, it may sound crazy but I enjoy listening crying after the scariest night of my life, she was not breathing at all and I though the worst. Moral of the story: Do yourself a favor and learn CPR!

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  • 11-26-22

"How to be a good skilled father."

Becoming a father is one of the greatest feelings for a man, but becoming a good father is somewhat difficult, especially when you are going through it for the first time.


You must know how to raise your child before he actually comes into this world. Hence, this book will definitely guide you

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  • LilLordFauntleroy
  • 10-25-22

Really good information!

I loved this audiobook, I thought was going to fill me with anxiety, informing me of all the things I didn't know about, but it was such an easy listen! Well-written and concise, but also with nice anecdotes to make all the information easily digestible. I feel quite confident now that I'll know what to expect and can always refer back to this. And also love that I can listen to it while doing things around the house, going for a run or driving.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-22

Detailed step by step guide to the first year

This is a great guide for first-time fathers. It covers everything in the baby's first year, up to toddlerhood. It's packed with information, but is easy to listen to and digest. I found it really helpful and would recommend it to any first-time dad.

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  • Corns Elba
  • 10-15-22

Ideal birth kit for first time dads

Becoming a first-time dad can be very daunting. I remember going to antenatal classes with my wife before our son was born and thought I had got it all I needed from there. But clearly not and the journey of emotions, challenges, sleepless nights, self-care and most importantly looking after a very tiny little one is not what you would get from those classes.

I wish I had this audiobook then as it gives a comprehensive overview of the reality of what to expect and gets first-time dads prepared for the reality of what lies ahead. The author shares their experiences and learnings on the emotions, joys, happiness, life-changing relationships and lots more to enable the new daddy to be the best they can be.

I keep referring to first-time dads but the audiobook is equally relevant to second-time dads especially those with long gaps who may have forgotten the beauties and challenges:-). A must-have book.

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  • VICTOR N.
  • 09-26-22

Let go of Fear!

Anything you don't know how to do can be challenging and scary. The good thing is there is a simple solution to this.
Education!
Simply prepare yourself for fatherhood by filling up your knowledge box. This book is wonderful place to start.
It covers all the steps needed before your baby is born. It even helps you balance work life and home life!

This is a one stop shop for everything you need to gain the confidence yo need to be a stellar first time father!

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  • John S Warner
  • 09-26-22

What a great little book!

As an upcoming first-time dad, I loved reading this one by Alfie because the stories seem to fit with my life. This made me feel at ease, so it's nice to know that other people feel the same way I do. I can imagine that the advice that I've taken onboard will help me past the first year and make me a better dad.

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  • Renee
  • 09-21-22

All the information you need!

This book is packed with valuable information for both fathers and mothers. It truly breaks down every step of the way, giving details and examples of what to expect. It will leave you with no surprises. I highly recommend this book to anyone expecting a child.

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  • Kevin
  • 09-04-22

Great advice

Being a father of four and now that become grow and starting to leave the nest I wish I had found a book like this to help me navigate the challenges I was clearly unprepared for. Sure we all will figure it out and make mistakes but it's never bad to find some helpful guidance when needed. I'll be sharing this with my boys when they have their first child.

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  • Caroline
  • 08-31-22

Practical tips

When we had our first born, my husband was all over the place. He worried about being able to provide for the baby. He wondered whether he was doing everything right. I tried to support him, but I had my list of worries too. I had books to refer to though, but he didn't. He made an effort to read some of the books I had bought, but they were oriented toward motherhood and so he didn't find them very useful.

We listened to this book together and laughed at some of the things because we realized how true they are and how much sooner we wished we had learned them. He says he found this book redeeming in a lot of ways. Years later, there is still some stuff to learn about fatherhood and this book helped with that. It is a true gem! It will help you prepare for the birth of your baby and to know how to order your priorities - something many new dads could really use.

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  • D
  • 08-26-22

Such a good audiobook

I'm now listening to as much stuff as I can because my wife and I are trying for a kid. This is one of my favorite books about being a new dad that I've heard of. It truly comprehends what it's like from the perspective of a male, and I can relate to the author's writing style with ease. It offers a ton of helpful advice and self-improvement principles as it guides you through the first year in portions. You want to keep listening because of how passionate the storyteller is. high marks