I know I'm late to the party, but congratulations. I only ever give two pieces of advice:
1) There's one good book oriented towards men - Be Prepared
2) Don't take anyone's advice. For the most part absolutely no one knows what the hell they're doing.
New dad to a 1 year old here.
It's like someone wrote an actual manual for babies. Best practical advice I found (and I'm the mom.) The book is geared towards dads but the advice is mostly for both parents.
Also an hilarious read - they included a chapter called Bidding Farewell to the Breast
Best advice is buying and reading this book. BE PREPARED, is a quick read with practical advice like How to baby proof a hotel room in 5 min, what to pack in a Guy diaper bag. Be Prepared book
This was my favorite “dad” book — funny, but surprisingly practical.
Make reading to your child part of bedtime routine. For my two, it played a big role in making books and reading a natural part of their environment later on, and the dividends of that pay off in school. Ditto for taking them to the library. Even when it seems silly reading to an infant, it’s a great way for them to hear your voice. And you can literally read them anything — newspaper, Reddit!
Spending time alone with a baby can get boring, so don’t be afraid to leave the house with them. I was a part-time stay at home dad for a few months, and I don’t know what I would have done if I never left the house with my son!