Any book recommendations for first time dads?

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Not a book, but download the app Pro Daddy. Lots of helpful articles / resources in “dad” lingo

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Another reason I like this app is because it talks through different stages of what your spouse is going through physically and the rollercoaster of emotions due to crazy hormones so it kind of helps you understand what she’s going through.

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From Dude to Dad is pretty good.

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My husband found “Bringing up Bébé” to be really helpful, and alleviated a lot of stress around parenting.

“Man vs baby” is absolutely hilarious; highly recommend

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My husband just got “Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads” and it looks both informative and hilarious.

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This could work in a great way of stress burster. I mean if we can connect to Likeminded from corporate sector, it's a mother level of great feeling. And if that is of an opposite gender that's something else ☺☺

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Taking book recommendations :) What have you all been reading?

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