Armin A. Brott

Armin A. Brott

Hailed by Time Magazine as “the superdad’s superdad,” Armin Brott is a pioneer in the field of fatherhood and has been building better fathers for more than a decade. As the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood, he’s helped millions of men around the world become the fathers they want to be—and that their children need them to be.

Armin has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, CBS Overnight, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect, and his work on fatherhood has been featured in such places as Glamour, Time, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and many others. As a trusted spokesperson, Armin speaks on fatherhood around the country and teaches classes for expectant and new dads. Armin is a father of three and lives in Oakland, CA.


The Expectant Father

The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (Fifth Edition)

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The Expectant Father is the best-selling pregnancy guide for men, trusted by millions of dads-to-be and their partners. 

This reassuring month-by-month overview gives you the facts and advice you need to understand your baby’s development, support your partner, and prepare for the joys and challenges of fatherhood. It concludes with two special sections: one on labor and delivery, and the other covering the first few months after your baby’s arrival. 

The fifth edition of this New York Times best seller is updated from cover to cover with the latest information about fertility, prenatal care, and delivery; work-life balance (including the lessons learned from COVID-19); financial planning; and much more. It incorporates the expertise of leading OB-GYNs and researchers, and the real-life experiences of hundreds of dads and moms. 

Illustrated throughout with stress-relieving cartoons, The Expectant Father is a friendly, readable, and inclusive companion for all dads-to-be. (Moms will love it, too!)

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PRAISE FOR THE EXPECTANT FATHER

“For fathers soon expecting the ultimate gift—a new member of the family—The Expectant Father is their best friend.” —CNN.com

“This constantly updated . . . classic reveals the myriad ways an impending pregnancy influences dad: emotional and physical effects, societal expectations, financial implications, the impact on your social and sex lives, and whether you’re really ready.”

Fatherly

“This is probably the best book geared exclusively towards expectant fathers. No lame jokes. Just straight up useful information. The Expectant Father covers the pregnancy process and how dads can help in it, as well as provides tons of useful info for dads on raising a kid. They also cover why dads are so important in the development of a child and how children influence fathers.”

The Art of Manliness

“From fertility issues to epidurals, this modern classic covers it all in an easily digestible but authoritative tone. . . . Brott and Ash have produced a no-nonsense, month-by-month guide to becoming a parent by offering a comprehensive view of physical, emotional, financial, and medical matters faced by fathers-to-be.” —Brit+Co

“Brott and Ash’s measured, experienced tone offers assurance and guidance for those new to the stresses and worries of impending fatherhood, making this a must-have for anyone expecting.”

Publishers Weekly

“Once the sperm has done the deed, men often get neglected in the birth process. But becoming a parent is as life-altering for men as it is for women, and dads deserve to know what to expect. When my friend told me she was pregnant, the first thing I did was buy The Expectant Father for her hubby. And when I diagnose a pregnancy in one of my patients, I put this book on the must-read list."

Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times best-selling author

“Don’t get pregnant without it! A first-rate guide for all dads-to-be.”

Vicki Lansky, author of Feed Me, I’m Yours

“Finally. A pregnancy book for fathers, and a very good one. It not only recognizes the deep emotions of expectant fathers, but it guides them through their emotional roller coaster with wisdom and understanding.”

Marguerite Kelly, author of The Mother’s Almanac

“The book does a great job in covering what most other books don’t: the father’s perspective during pregnancy, and the questions that might pop up there. Throughout the pages, the author inserts some levity with cartoons that sum up the situation.”

Fathercraft

“Extraordinarily helpful . . . packed with specific advice.”

The Oregonian

“Stood out immediately . . . because of its perceptive insights.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“One would be hard put to find a question about having a baby that’s not dealt with here, all from the father’s perspective.”

Library Journal

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The New Father

A Dad’s Guide to The Toddler Years, 12-36 Months

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The essential guide for fathers of one- and two-year-olds, completely revised and updated
 
Learn how to make a positive impact in these milestone years of your child's development, when he or she goes from crawling to walking, and from knowing just a few words to speaking in complete sentences. Armin Brott guides you through this crucial phase of fatherhood three months at a time, in the third volume of the New Father series trusted by millions of dads nationwide. Each chapter covers:

    • Your child’s physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional/social development
    • What you’re experiencing as a father
    • Age-appropriate activities you and your child can enjoy together
    • Family matters, including your relationship with your partner, sibling relationships, and more

This new edition of The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the Toddler Years has been thoroughly updated to cover the issues dads face today, from balancing work and family to managing kids’ screen time. Dads will rely on this friendly yet authoritative book—and moms will find it helpful, too.

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FAQ for New Fathers

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An informative, Q&A series for dads-to-be, from the best-selling author of The New Father

On one page is a fill-in-the blank statement about new fatherhood, along with four multiple choice answers. Test yourself, then turn the page to find some helpful advice drawn from the expertise of top practitioners, as well as Brott’s own background as a father of three and the real-world experience of thousands of others. With chapters on each of the 12 months in baby’s first year, the book features topics guys need to know—baby blues—and doesn’t shy away from topics guys want to know—work/life balance—all of which is told with the authority and honesty of an informed buddy.

Test your knowledge on fatherhood with this sneak peek into FAQ for New Fathers:

Question: Most OB/GYNs advise their patients to refrain from intercourse for at least after giving birth for ___________?

  • Six weeks
  • A year
  • Three days
  • An hour

Answer: Six weeks, but resuming intercourse ultimately depends on the condition of your partner's cervix and vagina, and, more important, on how you're both feeling.

Tip: Before you mark that date on your calendar, remember that the six-week rule is only a guideline. Chances are it'll be a while longer than that. A long while...

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