Men who will soon be first-time fathers can gain valuable insight and advice from experienced dads during a free workshop offered by Floyd.
Boot Camp for New Dads provides an opportunity for dads-to-be to learn about a variety of topics and get advice from veteran dads so they can have the confidence to be great fathers.
There have been more than 350,000 “graduates” of 260 Boot Camps for New Dads nationwide, making it the largest program for new dads in the U.S.
Topics that are covered during the workshop include:
- Learning to be involved in a baby's care and parenting as a team
- How to soothe a crying baby
- Baby blues vs. post-partum depression
- Newborn safety
“One aspect that makes this program unique is the fact that dads of newborn babies, along with their babies, will be a part of the workshop,” said Mark Hannah, one of the boot camp coaches. “The rookie dads can learn directly from their experiences and get hands-on experience as they spend time with the infants.”
The first Boot Camp for New Dads workshop will take place on Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. - noon at Floyd Emergency Medical Services, 500 Riverside Parkway, Rome. Breakfast will be provided. Participants will receive the book Crash Course for Dads-To-Be, which contains practical advice from veteran dads.
Men typically attend the workshop one to two months before their first baby arrives. You can register online at