Dad to Dad: 20 Things You Need to Know Before the Baby Comes

Want to be better prepared to be a new dad? Check out these 20 tips from a Dad who's been there (21 Photos)

Matt Villano on Feb 28, 2013 at 11:12AM

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Embrace the 'Push Present'

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a Matt Villano on Jun 2, 2010 at 9:50AM

Men have it easy in the delivery room: We just stand there and cheer. So, to not seem like a total freeloader, reward your spouse for all her efforts. Flowers don't cut it, because she likely will get those from someone else. Instead, think jewelry (lockets always are good), or a gift certificate to a boutique where she can buy post-baby lingerie. (Okay, so maybe there's a little in it for you, too.)

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