The New Dad's Survival Guide - Scott Mactavish

The New Dad's Survival Guide

By Scott Mactavish

  • Release Date: 2007-09-03
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4
From 142 Ratings


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!


  • Watch Oprah, Instead

    By Freauwaru
    This book contains pregnancy and birth information for new fathers, though the clip art is off putting and the details are tenuous, at best. The book doesn't go into any more detail than an episode of a talk show would. Save your money and look elsewhere.
  • New Dad's Survival Guide

    By MrsCJ2003
    Not worth the money. Pseudo-humorous but lacking any sort of useful or insightful information that one couldn't have gleaned from 10 mins of web browsing. If there was a way to get a refund, I'd ask for one...
  • Funny & Factual

    By MackinMK
    Nothing earth shattering, but a great easy read that provides some extremely helpful tidbits and hints in a guy's humorous way!
  • Informative, enjoyable, easy read.

    By Smitha96
    Informative: 4/5 Humorous: 4/5 Enjoyable and readable: 5/5
  • The new dads survival guide

    By stjola
    This book is informative and echoes the same information I received from the birthing class I attended. I liked the personal "feel" of this book and would recommend it to my friends.
  • Very bad book

    By jorgenarvaez82
    This guy wants us to refer to our baby as a NFU (new family unit) are you joking. I will pass on taking advice from a man who dehumanizes his own child. If uyou need help with your baby ask a family member, a friend, or ur doctor. Dont take advice from a man who thinks raising a baby is a chore and thinks the best way is to treat them like they just join the army. Its not a war. And his children are clearly going to have issues. You will come to find out its hard n your going to get alot of stuff on you you may not want on you, but its worth it. Your kids future depends on how u raise them now do you really want them to be raised like they are a dog? Learn with your kid. The best advice your going to get is just love them and enjoy it. It is a great ride so dont let this guy destroy it. And if you find yourself still needing help just make the best judgement call you feel is right no one is perfect and only one way to learn. This book is .
  • Good read

    By Jewels41
    Short book, but but good.
  • The New Dad's Survival Guide

    By zurich1976
    Of all the books on preparation for being a first time dad, this book soared above the rest. Written by a dude for dudes. I'd highly recommend this book for it's clever sense of humor and realistic depictions of the time leading up to the birth and the first month of fatherhood. You won't be disappointed!