Carrie C., who commented, “My husband is a photographer and would L-O-V-E this so much! (And, it would help me a ton, he SO HARD to find gifts for!),” is the winner of the Baby Bonding Book for Dads giveaway. Congrats Carrie!
Freelance writer and editor James di Properzio and his wife, award-winning writer Jennifer Margulis, a former Fulbright Scholar, teamed up to write The Baby Bonding Book for Dads, which features honest commentary from dad to three kids di Properzio, as well as beautiful photographs of dads bonding with their babies.
The Baby Bonding Book for Dads features gorgeous photography from Christopher Briscoe, whose work has been published in Time, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Times. He has photographed such celebrities as Michael Douglas, Kathryn Zeta Jones, Kirk Douglas, Rob Lowe, Ray Charles, Bo Derek, and Mikhail Gorbachev.
From the publisher:
Many new dads have never even held a baby, or they have little or no experience in taking care of babies. Men can feel apprehensive and unsure about how to interact with their offspring…bonding with a baby or toddler is about the small moments that you spend together, looking at each other, talking, taking baths and walks, and playing. It’s not something that happens instantly; instead, it’s a relationship that grows over time. The Baby Bonding Book for Dads is about practical, everyday things that fathers can do to enjoy being with their children and forging the bond between them. Topics include newborn bonding, carrying, skin-to-skin contact, diapering, going places, napping, playing, exercising, and reading to baby. The instructive yet lighthearted text is delivered from a dad who has been there (Properzio is the father of three), and is paired with the delightful photography of Christopher Briscoe, making this book a handy guide and a perfect gift for any new father who’s feeling a little nervous about the new responsibility in his life.
And here’s my favorite dad, Savvy Dad, bonding with our oldest daughter in 2002 (she turns 6 this weekend!)
For a chance to win a copy of The Baby Bonding Book for Dads, simply leave a comment on this post between now and midnight Thursday, June 12. For two entries, leave a comment and subscribe to the Savvy Housewife RSS feed. A random winner will be selected from all eligible comments (U.S. and Canadian addresses only) and the winner’s name will be posted on Father’s Day.