Commando Dad

Basic Training: How to be an Elite Dad or Carer. From Birth to Three Years

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: £10.99
  • Publication date: 8 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849532617

About the book

As used by Prince William himself, here’s the basic training manual for fatherhood recruits!

Attention! In your hand is an indispensable training manual for new recruits to fatherhood. Written by ex-Commando and dad of three, Neil Sinclair, this manual will teach you, in no-nonsense terms, how to: • Survive the first 24 hours • Prepare and Plan to Prevent Poor Parental Performance • Maintain morale in the ranks • Feed, clothe, transport and entertain your troops • Transport the troops successfully on manoeuvres • Increase your ‘flash to bang’ time and ‘square away’ tasks along the way. And much, much more. Let Training Commence.

About the author

Neil Sinclair is an ex-Commando, qualified childminder and full-time dad to three young troopers!


'A no-nonsense guide to being an elite dad or carer, from birth to three years - great package.'

The Bookseller

'one of the best parenting books I've ever read'

Lorraine Kelly

'The advice, approved by healthcare professionals, is quick to read, easy to understand and simple to digest, delivered in short, unambiguous bullet points and, no-nonsense rules – and, pretty unarguably, spot on.'

Jon Henley The Guardian

'A must-have for new dads'

MADE Magazine

'brilliant book'

The Daily Telegraph

'Neil Sinclair experienced many life and death situations during his six years as an Army Commando. But forget tracking drug traffickers through the jungles of Belize or clearing mines in Iraq while dodging sniper fire - the most daunting thing the dad of three has ever faced is bringing his newborn son, Samuel, home from hospital'

Baby & Me Magazine