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So You're Going to Be a Dad, Revised Edition by Peter Downey

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Living with a Baby

“It’s not that your life comes to a complete standstill. It’s more a shifting down through the gears without using a clutch.”

Do Not Feed the Animal

Once you have navigated your way through the earliest days of keeping your baby healthy, happy and alive, you will find it has developed sufficiently to present you with a whole new raft of things to consider. One such development/concern is teething. If you stick your finger in your baby’s mouth any time in the first six months, you will notice that it feels more like a fish than a tiger. There are no teeth. But it doesn’t stay like that forever. Around the half-year mark, the first of twenty little white splinters will drive their way through your baby’s gums. This is its ...

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