With all of the attention on mom and the new little one, it can be easy for a new dad to feel left out. Congratulate the new dad and thank him for all of his support during pregnancy and childbirth with a thoughtful gift. These 10 gifts for new dads are perfect and can help him feel cared for during this exciting time for your family.
1. Lalabu Dad Shirt
Babywearing can help save a new dad’s back, but putting on a contraption with a screaming baby in the room can be frustrating. The Lalabu Dad Shirt is an easy-to-use shirt with a built-in pouch that is perfectly made for your new little one. No adjusting or clicking required. Your baby simply slips into the pouch that is designed to grow with him or her.
2. Electric Shaver
With a new baby that has his or her days and nights mixed up, new dads will be lucky to have the time to sneak in a shower let alone have time for a proper shave. An electric shaver can help keep his skin stubble-free because scratchy skin isn’t fun for new babies or new moms.
3. “The Baby Owner’s Manual” Book
Many moms feel that they innately know how to care for their new little one, but if your husband or partner hasn’t been around babies before, he may not know the best way to help. Parenting books written especially for dads can help him learn how to change a diaper, swaddle, and pick up and hold a new baby. “The Baby Owner’s Manual” contains easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams that will help a new (or soon-to-be) dad feel like a parenting pro in no time.
4. A Manly Diaper Bag
Having two separate diaper bags for you and the new dad will be one of the best decisions you make. Two separate bags means that there are no switching bags between separate vehicles and that with two stocked bags you are sure to have at least one diaper in case of an emergency. A sturdy backpack is a great option for a new dad’s diaper bag. The various compartments can be stocked with a variety of essentials, and it’s easy to sling onto your husband or partner’s back, keeping his arms free for your baby.
5. A Sturdy Cell Phone Case
It won’t be long until your new baby learns how to use their new hands. Naturally, learning how to grab and knock down a cell phone will soon follow. Protect his phone with a rugged phone case that can withstand being dropped. Otterbox, Pelican Shield and Urban Armor are all options that can help “baby proof” a new dad’s phone.
6. Matching Tees
Don’t let mom have all of the fun with cute clothes. Matching dad and baby tees are available in hundreds of styles, which means it will be easy to find the perfect one for a new dad.
7. Sound Machine
It’s a proven fact that getting sleep makes everyone happier. A sound machine can help your new little one sleep a little more soundly at night, which means more sleep for you and the new dad.
8. Fun Board Books
Don’t wait until your little one is born to begin a lifetime love of reading. The new dad can begin reading to your baby while he or she is still safely inside of you. Instead of lullabies or sing-song books, try getting some fun board books. Once your little one is born, he or she will delight with listening to dad read the books in silly voices. “Good Night, Gorilla,” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and “Pet Dad” are all fun options.
9. Portable Charger
You are going to want to document everything about your new family and a dead cell phone won’t help matters. A charging port can help ensure that your phone is always ready to take pictures of every cute thing your new baby does.
10. A Night Out
One of the best things you can do for your husband or partner is reassure him that he is still your number one. When you are feeling up to it, give yourself a break by taking him out on a date. If you are nursing, use a breast pump ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry about your baby going hungry while you are gone. A night out will re-charge both of you and make your family bond stronger than ever.
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Whether it’s because you need a night out or because you want to give the new dad a chance to feed your new little one, a breast pump can help. Most insurance plans provide breast pumps at no cost to you. Contact us today so we can help find the breast pump that is right for you.