Inside: Most advice about baby must haves leave out one very important person: the dad-to-be. These essential baby products make perfect gifts for new dads!
When you’re expecting a new little one, you get tons of advice about all the baby must haves.
What about the new dad?
9 Most Appreciated (And Awesome!) Gifts for New Dads
As our littlest one approaches her second birthday next spring, my husband Ty and I have been looking back on what was most helpful to him as an expectant father and then later as a new daddy.
These baby products make perfect gifts for new dads at a baby shower, for Father’s Day, or just because. We can’t imagine how we could have survived without them!
Start your registry on Amazon, add these new dad gifts to it, and you’ll both be ready to meet your new little one.
1. A Baby Calm-Down Kit
Sometimes guys get a bad rap for not reading instructions. My husband definitely likes to figure stuff out on his own first.
But he’s so thankful there’s one baby manual he read before our first child was born.
Most new parents have this eye-opening moment after they get home from the hospital with their bundle of joy. You’re trucking along, changing diapers and nursing and marveling at how a baby can possibly sleep through The Avengers on full blast in the living room.
And then the baby cries. She’s not hungry, she’s not tired, and her diaper is clean. You have no idea what the hell is going on. But the crying is raising your blood pressure, and you know it’s your job to fix whatever is wrong.
You lock eyes with your partner, and you realize they’re as lost as you are.
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