Finding the Perfect Baby Books for Dads: Our Top Picks

Congratulations, you are going to be a dad! You probably already know that there are tons of books out there geared for new parents, but did you know that there are some great books out there for expectant dads too?

In this blog post, we’ll talk about some of the best books out there that are written with first-time dads in mind. Becoming a new father is an exciting time, but just like with mom, it can be quite an adventure for a first-time father.

With this list of books that include expert advice, practical tips, and guides to help with new experiences Dads will be able to find the right book that helps them with their new role. And whether Dad is interested in his own experience as a birth partner, being a supportive partner after the baby arrives, or you’re someone looking for the perfect gift to help Dad with useful information to help him through baby’s first year, you’ll find what you need here.

Best Pregnancy Books for Expectant Fathers

From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy— Chris Pegula is the host of the “From the dude to dad show” podcast, and he is also the author of “Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years”. In the guide to pregnancy, you will find practical advice for first time fathers and learn a little bit about what to expect during each trimester, delivery, and about what your newborn will look like, how they will grow, and what they will need from their dad! 

The Pregnancy Guide for New Dads: The ultimate first-time dad’s handbook on what to expect having a baby and becoming a new father— From the new dad and baby series, John Nero’s new dad’s survival guide takes men from the first positive pregnancy test and through every step along the way.

Comprehensive Guide Books For Dads

A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size— A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size by Taylor Calmus is a dad’s ultimate guide to the growth and development of their baby. Many apps and expectant mom guides refer to the baby as being the size of a fruit or vegetable but not this book. Calmus relates the baby’s size in terms that make more sense, like lugnuts! This book is full of helpful advice for expectant fathers. 

We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook— This parenting book by Adrian Kulp is part of a series and tells you everything you need to know about your baby’s development each month. It also includes a list of questions to ask the doctor and a guide to preparing a birth plan with your partner. This practical guide will have you well on your way to being prepared for fatherhood. 

The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life— Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson has written a tell-it-like -it-is guide for dads to help them be the best parent, partners, and teammates they can be during this new season of life. From pregnancy to after the baby comes home this new dad’s playbook is a great book for first time fathers. 

The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know— The Expectant Dad’s Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know by Rob Kemp helps to prepare first time dad’s with all of the practical advice that they need for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. From what to expect when cutting the cord and what to expect in those first months after birth. 

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be— In this popular 5th edition book, Armin A. Brott is a month-by-month guide on all of the stages of pregnancy, what to expect during them, and common questions that expectant fathers might have. The best part? It’s all written from a father’s perspective so that dads can identify with it. This book is in its 5th edition because it is helpful and informative. 

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads: In this useful book, Gary Greenberg shares a road map to help dads navigate specific topics like baby-proofing a hotel room, be the best partner and even how to stay awake at work. Sprinkled with bad jokes, it’ll quickly become one of dad’s favorite books.

Best Dad Books

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood: Follow along with Michael Lewis and his experience after each of his kids were born. The fresh look at becoming a father paired with a funny, mostly unsparing account of ordinary daily household life from the point of view of the man inside. The NY Times Best-Selling Author shares his experience with new dads and will have readers laughing out loud at his written record.

Hair Love: This sweet book written by wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry is a heartwarming story about a black dad learning to give his daughter’s hair a special self confidence boosting natural hair style. Fair warning… with the tender moments captured in this special book, dads will have a hard time keeping their eyes dry. And for good reason—there’s nothing sweeter than the bond between daddies and their little girl.

Best Baby Books to Read to Little Ones

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada: Did you know that Jimmy Fallon has a children’s book? He does! This board book is for you to read with your new baby, and it would make a great gift for father’s day or a Christmas present for a new dad. 

My Dad Loves Me:  Celebrate the special relationship between every father and their child with this book written by Marianne Richmond. There are so many things that dads do with their little cubs and this board board is a great reminder to celebrate every daddy hug, kiss, and special moment.

Becoming a father is life changing and being prepared for this new chapter, or just having an idea of what your partner is going through is so helpful. These pregnancy books for dads are all filled with a lot of practical information and a man’s perspective on becoming a dad. Happy reading!

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