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Baby Owner's Manual:
Fathers Edition

Author: Steve Bedwell

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A humorous operating guide for fathers, Baby Owner's Manual is sure to bring a smile to any dad's face. Written by a man for men, this book likens a new baby to the other love in a man's life: no, not his wife, his car!

This essential handbook covers everything from delivery of baby from Mother Nature Heavy Industries, regular servicing of your baby, standard equipment, the cooling system and liquid waste disposal, warning signs, even optimising economy and getting the most out of your baby. This is a must-have book for any father-to-be. 

Steve Bedwell

Steve Bedwell
Comedy Writer,Television Host, a Radio Personality, Author, Producer

The Steve “Bedders” Bedwell Story Steve Bedwell is a comedy writer, television host, a radio personality, author, producer, ARIA nominated recording artist and comedian. Steve worked on radio at Melbourne Triple M from 1997- 2002, since 2002, he a is a regular panellist in talk-back at 3AW. In TV Steve was the Head Writer of Tonight Live With Steve Vizard, was a regular guest on the program.

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  • The Toddler Owner's Manual

    The Toddler Owner's Manual


    Extracted from “www.ohmagazine.com.au (September 2014 edition)” When fatherhood first descended upon me six years ago I had no idea what to expect. Sure, like many dads I had done all the antenatal classes and thought I was ready, but I could not have been more wrong! A baby may be small, but there is a lot to do and I was overwhelmed; the only way I could cope was to equate fatherhood to something that I was already in possession of intimate knowledge of… owning a car! Thus the Baby Owner’s Manual, and subsequent Toddler Owner’s Manual were born.

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  • Laugh? I nearly cried

    Laugh? I nearly cried


    [WHO] Steve Bedwell - media figure and mental-health advocate. [WHAT] Using comedy to help the mentally unwell and to reduce stigma. [HOW] An expanding international program called Stand Up for Mental Health. There is a pivotal line in Steve Bedwell's stand-up comedy routine: "I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2007, which was a huge relief because up until that time I thought I was just a particularly moody arsehole." Bedwell has had a high-profile media career, including co-hosting Triple M's top-rating Melbourne breakfast show in the 1990s.

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  • Step on the gas. No, he's just kidding

    Step on the gas. No, he's just kidding


    HUMOUR is the best way to teach men to be fathers, according to Melbourne author Steve Bedwell. The Caulfield South dad has some unusual tips for budding fathers, including testing bath water temperature with your testicles, in his new book the Baby's Owner Manual Father's Edition. Bedwell, 47, said he was inspired to write the funny-but-useful guide, which likens babies to cars, after the birth of daughter Zara, 3. "When my wife was pregnant it seemed to me there wasn't many books on impending fatherhood," he said.

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