Introduction 7 1 Week Congratulations, You're a Dad! 13 1 Month Getting to Know You 49 2 Months First Smiles 74 3 Months Let the Games Begin 101 4 Months Born to Be... 125 5 Months Work and Family 149 6 Months Gaining Confidence 170 7 Months A Whole New Kind of Love 189 8 Months Perpetual Motion 206 9 Months The Building Blocks of Development 220 10 Months Forming an Identity 239 11 Months Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 252 12 Months There Now, That Wasn't So Bad, Was It? 268 Appendixes Resources 296 Books for Babies 304 Height and Weight Charts 307 Selected Bibliography 310 Acknowledgements 318 Index 320
Armin A. Brott is the author of best-selling New Father series: The Expectant Father, The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year, and The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years, 12-36 Months (new edition available May 2019). He is also author of The Military Father, Fathering Your School-Age Child, and The Single Father, among others. A noted parenting expert, Brott has written on fatherhood for his blog MrDad.com and such leading publications as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and Parenting. Host of 'Positive Parenting,' a weekly talk show, he lives with his family near San Francisco, California.
"In this third of his perfectly targeted book series for the modern dad, Brott demystifies child development ... and make[s] fathers... enjoy the vital role they play in their kids lives even more. A great addition to any parenthood library." --Child magazine "Read a book? Who has time? But you'd be wise to find some so you can take advantage of a fabulous resource ... The New Father." --Sesame Street Parents "This book would make a great gift for any new dad." --Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D., columnist, Parents magazine