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Fantastic first-time father

Fantastic first-time father

Mungeam, Tim, author

Most dads-to-be feel underprepared and overawed, but this book contains all the expert advice they need for every step of the way, from receiving the news to functioning on two hours of sleep a night, and along the way they'll get insider tips and expert advice

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Quercus, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Tim Mungeam
ISBN: 1782061347, 9781782061342
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 208 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm.
Series: 50 things you really need to know
Subject: Fatherhood.; Child Care.; Pregnancy Popular works.
Series Title: 50 things you really need to know.


  1. Introduction.
  2. Lad To Dad
  3. Can I do this?
  4. Dads are different.
  5. No one's perfect.
  6. A flying start.
  7. Her first few weeks.
  8. Sex in pregnancy.
  9. You and your dad.
  10. You and your partner.
  11. New and old friends.
  12. Mid-Pregnancy To Birth
  13. Growing baby.
  14. She's back!
  15. Trimester 2 and you.
  16. Who's involved.
  17. Scans and tests.
  18. Money stuff.
  19. Know your rights.
  20. What's a birth plan?
  21. Already connecting.
  22. Worst fears.
  23. The last three months.
  24. Get the gear.
  25. Practice run.
  26. D-day.
  27. Labour stages.
  28. Early Days
  29. A life less ordinary.
  30. New skills.
  31. The first 24 hours.
  32. Jump in.
  33. Love at first sight?
  34. Gadgets and gizmos.
  35. Crowd control.
  36. More than one.
  37. Remember sleep?
  38. Cry baby.
  39. Bragging.
  40. Sex after the birth.
  41. You count too.
  42. Baby blues.
  43. Networking.
  44. Work And You
  45. Work-life balance.
  46. Smarter at home.
  47. Work less.
  48. Being there.
  49. Let go of the guilt.
  50. From Here To Paternity
  51. Unconditional love.
  52. Love is spelled T-I-M-E.
  53. Five things I wish I'd known.
  54. Four rules to happiness.
  55. Four things kids need to hear.
  56. Growing up together.

Author note

Tim Mungeam is the Chief Executive of Springboard for Children, a child literacy charity, and Director of Dads Unlimited, a company which helps working fathers juggle multiple responsibilities. He is also the father of three boys aged seven, twelve and fourteen, and is married to a midwife.

Back cover copy

From the second you find out you're going ton be a father, to the day that you hold your baby for the first time, to your new responsibilities as a role model and carer, parenting expert Tim Mungeam gives you the crucial information and advice you need every step of the way. This book answers all the questions you were afraid to ask, including:

What physical changes will my partner go through?

What are the key stages of the baby's development?

What will happen in the hospital?

Should I take paternity leave?

How do you actually change a nappy?

Will I ever have sex again?