This is a review on The New Dad Dictionary, which I just so happen to get after the fact that I already had 4 kids.
Even if I did things a bit backwards, this book still helped me not just with words related to parenting, but it was also a good read.
For some reason, it’s like moms know everything about babies, hospitals, and all the weird terminology that goes with them.
As a man and most especially a first time dad, these things are like a foreign language and we can’t act like we know them because it’s either you know it or you don’t.
So rather than playing mr. know it all, all the questions came flying out of my mouth because I couldn’t understand a single thing that the nurse was talking about.
Mom on the other hand, nodded her head like she knew exactly what they were talking about and even if she didn’t, she sure made it seem like she did.
So for those of you new, old, first time, or 5th time parents that have to pretend that they know what these crazy people are talking about, this book might just be what you need.
The New Dad Dictionary Review
Name: The New Dad Dictionary
Author: Chris Illuminati
Style: Hardcover & Digital
Price: $12.39 from Amazon.com
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
This book was written by Chris Illuminati, who also owns a website called amessagewithabottle.com, which is pretty interesting in my opinion.
It has 150 words and definitions that most new parents have never heard of but will most likely encounter at some point in their lives as a parent.
Chris is actually a very interesting writer and has a very blunt personality, which you will see when he gives you his version of a word.
He also wanted to spend more time with his son just like me, which is probably another reason why I can relate to a lot of the stuff he’s written.
Who This is For
The Dad Dictionary is great for soon to be dads, new dads, or even dads that just flat out don’t know what they’re doing.
If they can put their pride aside, this will also be great for moms that aren’t well versed with the parenting jargon that I’m sure most people know nothing about.
It is very much written for dads, so I wouldn’t recommend you get this for a mom as I’m sure she’d feel insulted or something.
Get it for the father and I’m sure she’ll pick it up to find some info regardless of what she thinks.
What I Like About The New Dad Dictionary
I really like how Chris tells it like it is right off the bat.
Although he may use some foul language, I think it’s perfectly fine as long as he’s not using that around his kids.
Having a military background, I too have used some pretty profane language in my life, but it’s pretty amazing at what kids can do to us.
So yeah, I don’t use much profanity, but it’s great to see other dads being upfront and blunt about things even if we do have to set the example for our kids.
The book also has things that I’ve never even heard of (meconium? what?!) even if I do have 4 kids.
Being that my son had eczema, that was one of the first words that I learned but once we got out into the world, it’s like everyone already knew about it and had the latest and greatest solution for it.
Parenting is a world in its own and this book will definitely relate to what you will be going through.
Very informative, but also entertaining, so you won’t be bored.
Thanks to sites like Amazon.com, you can get this book for $12.39 or you can also get a digital copy for only $9.99 if you’d like.
Hardcover: $12.39 From Amazon.com
Kindle: $9.99 From Amazon.com
The prices will always be different, so do shop around and find one that best fits your budget.
Final Opinion of The New Dad Dictionary
I give this book two thumbs up and definitely a good read for a “dictionary”.
This will make a great gift, so do keep this book in mind if you know of any soon to be dads.
Thanks for reading my review of this book and I hope you find this to be as interesting as I did as we all have a different sense of humor.
Have you read this before?
Know of any other good reads?
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