• The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year (New Father Series)

  • By: Armin A. Brott
  • Narrated by: Armin Brott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (376 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An indispensable handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first 12 months, by the author of The Expectant Father.

The essential handbook for all things first-year father is now fully updated and revised. Not only will new dads get a month-by-month guide to their baby’s development, men listening to The New Father will learn how they change, grow, and develop over the first 12 months of fatherhood.

In each chapter, Brott focuses on What’s Going On with the Baby; What You’re Going Through; What’s Going On with Your Partner; You and Your Baby; Family Matters; and more. The latest research, as well as time-honored wisdom - and humor, thanks to Brott’s light touch - make The New Father indispensable for the modern father who doesn’t want to miss a moment of his child’s first year.

What’s new?

  • How technology is changing fatherhood
  • Changing definitions of fatherhood
  • Changes in the way society deals with dads - from changing tables in public men’s rooms to workplace flexibility
  • Research proving that a father’s love is just as important as a mother’s 
  • How being an involved dad rewires a man’s brain 
  • How changes in women’s roles in the family affect dads and their roles 
  • Special concerns for: young dads, older dads, at-home dads, unmarried dads, dads in same-sex couples, dads in blended families, dads of kids with special needs, and men who became dads with the help of technology 
  • The special impact dads have on girls and boys 
  • Specific strategies dads can use to get - and stay - involved in their children’s lives 
  • Updated resources for new fathers

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015, 2004, 1997 Armin Brott (P)2018 Armin Brott

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Great guide but expectations are insane

book reads great and I love the format and breakdown. the suggestions are grest as well and I recommend listening. HOWEVER, his development milestones are not realistic. everything he says they should be doing at various stages are wildly early. at 11 months they can help dress themselves? as a themed "new fathers" book, remember we are just trying to survive, don't tack on ideas that sound good but can't be executed unless you spend 24hrs a day trying to develop your child like a soldier

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A detailed, exhaustive, and well-organized guide

After reading Brott's "The Expectant Father," I was happy to see that he has written guide books for most of the subsequent years as well. This is yet another good, detailed guide for fathers tackling their first year. The consistent organization of the chapters, arranged by time periods, with "what's going on with ..." make them easy to access. The chapter titles on the pages and bullet-pointed summaries also make it easy to skip ahead or go back through to find information you may be looking for. While I do not agree with all the advice Brott may give, he does a great job of putting things in context and does not tout what he says as "gospel" but rather good recommendations from experienced dads. He does a great job narrating and the PDF attachment is useful, though I recommend just getting a paper copy of this book to follow along with and refer back to. I am now expecting twins and wish that Brott would write a book like this for fathers of twins, though there is already good (if short) literature out there on fathering twins. This is a must-read for new dads!

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Where are the pdfs

Where are the downloadable pdf ?
Please bla bla bla tsss que mas y mas y mas

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Great for the US market

Most of the book deals with specifics about the US reality and it's not transferrable to other country's realities

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Great New Father Instructions Manual

A baby does not come with an instruction manual but this is the closest thing to one. Each chapter was another month. I would listen to each chapter around the time my son would reach that age/month. I was amazed how many times the chapters were spot on. What the baby is going through, what the mother is going through and what you are going through. First time fathers, this book is a must.

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Great info with slight issues

Great source of info for new fathers but the narrators voice can drone on at times. And not in a good way.

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Repeat of authors last book

This is a solid book. However, the author recycled a lot from his last book. I couldn’t help but be annoyed. New book, new content. This felt 30+% similar to The Expectant Father.

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its all covered here

wife is expecting. Hopefully what I've learned here has me ready for the coming storm (of love ).

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Thank God!!!

I’m a first time father to be and literally just happened to see this book sitting on the shelf at a midwife appointment. I didn’t know they had stuff like this for men. I love how straightforward and honestly he addresses potential marriage struggle and emotional strain along with all the excitement… and a lot of very helpful early life psychological stuff I never would have guessed on my own. Excited to be an involved dad. My wife is going to read it next when we book swap and I have to read one of hers on natural birthing… Pray for me lol

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Phik

Great read for new fathers ....expect everything from you new born the author talks about....Its a must read ...I plan listening too the audio book again

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  • Antti J.
  • 06-05-20

Not for Europeans

There’s some useful practical stuff on it but a lot of culturally distant weird things from unequal society such as picking a maid. There’s also quite a few blokey references and expired gender roles.

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  • Richard
  • 04-24-22

Too American

The first few chapters focus heavily on the American health system when I was looking for Generalised advice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-22

to the point

2 or 3 things I don't agree with but I love the style of writing, no time wasted

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  • Ismael Gutierrez
  • 02-08-22

Very useful

Just as useful as the first one. It is heavily focused on the US and their healthcare and insurance system, but it still offers loads of great information from a male perspective for new fathers, like myself.

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  • Ben W.
  • 07-04-21

Brilliant

Great book, not just for first time fathers but for any parent, worth the listen for sure.

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  • G Leong
  • 12-05-19

Learnt a lot about being a father

Learnt a lot i didn't know and dispelled some things I thought I knew. Overall a good reference for new dads.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-19

great book for new dad's and really worth getting.

worth a listen there is also a book for the pregnancy. a balanced book really written for dads