New Fathers Reference Guide

By: Nancy Sheerin

New Fathers will "Hit the Ground Crawling" with essential reference guide.
The perfect holiday gift from Mom.

DATELINE: IRVINE, CA... What is the best gift mom and baby could receive? An involved dad! Mom, now is your chance to give your baby's dad the tools he needs to succeed at fatherhood and become indispensable to both you and baby.

Boot Camp for New Dads, a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools and churches around the country, announces the availability of Hit the Ground Crawling - the perfect holiday gift for moms to buy for dads.

Hit the Ground Crawling, authored by Boot Camp for New Dads founder and Head Coach Greg Bishop, is an important tool for dads. A comprehensive, easy to navigate reference guide for new fathers, Hit the Ground Crawling was compiled from lessons learned from more than 150,000 new fathers and includes The Troubleshooter's Guide to Crying Babies. New dads will learn practical tips such as diapering and burping as well as get the straight talk on "dad topics" such as why dads are not just an assistant mom and how spending time with your child makes him/her smarter, happier and more of an achiever.

Research from Princeton University has shown that "birth is a magical moment" and men are most receptive to information on establishing good habits as dads in the months surrounding the birth of their babies. There are countless books and reference guides for mothers on the market. Hit the Ground Crawling is the first of its kind to address the specific needs of new fathers in caring for their babies, in a format that is very user friendly - created by men, for men.

"Every mom should buy this book for the dad-to-be in her life. It's written from the experiences of other new dads and is a gift that will last a lifetime. It lets the dad know what to expect from the very start of the birth process and helps him transition into his new role. There's nothing else like it," stated Susan Cooter, RN, CD, CCE, Director of Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.
With more than 3,000 members, Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc. (www.childbirtheducation.org) is an international organization of nurse educators.
According to Bishop, "It's great to know that dads are being considered an important part of continuing education classes and are getting the information needed to help them 'hit the ground crawling,'"
Hit the Ground Crawling ($17.95+S/H) is available online at www.dadsadventure.com, Amazon.com and at select stores nationwide. All royalties support the non-profit Boot Camp for New Dads program.

Bishop continued, "One of the greatest things that dads can do is to realize just how important their role is in their child's life and that it expands far beyond being a good provider. Making fatherhood an adventure with our children is one of the best things we can do as dads."

For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads, visit www.bcnd.org.

Boot Camp for New Dads
Celebrating their 16th year, Boot Camp for New Dads is nationally acclaimed as the "Best Practice" for preparing men to be fathers and was recently named a U.S. Navy Model Program.

With more than 4.1 million births last year alone (National Center for Health Statistics), and approximately 1.5 million men becoming new dads every year, it's more important than ever for fathers to realize that being a "good provider" is only part of the very central role they have in their children's lives.

For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads, visit www.bcnd.org. To arrange an interview with Greg Bishop, please contact sdubin@prworkzone.com, (781) 582-1061.

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