The 48 Best Gifts for New Dads to Help Them Feel Awesome in Their New Superman Role
Long gone are the nights of post-work happy hours and getaways taken at a moment's notice. Now it’s all about tummy time and sleep schedules (that somehow never coincide with his own). Whether you're shopping for Father's Day for one guy or a pair of dads heading a family, a dad's birthday or a gift for his baby shower, it's an opportunity to say to the new dad: We got you, fella. We know parenting is no walk in the park (which is why moms also need a gift just for them), so we say gift the new dad or dads in your world something to make life a little easier—whether it’s baby-related (like this infant instruction manual) or not (he'll love these sweet treats). So show him that every day is Father's Day: Here are 48 gifts that new fathers will appreciate…possibly even more than that extra hour of sleep.
Mom isn't the only one who needs a bag to take to the hospital. This one can fit a toothbrush, change of clothes, a spare phone charger and even a 13-inch laptop...because when those contractions being speeding up, he'll need to be speeding to the hospital. And post-birth, he can use this as a carry-on bag, since it has a luggage sleeve to snugly fit onto rolling suitcase.
Beef lasagna. Beef stroganoff. Meatloaf. These three main courses are shipped frozen to the new father's home, because he'll be wanting some serious comfort food once his tiny new roommate has the household at their mercy.
This paperback classic from a UCLA pediatrics assistant professor who also runs a private practice is going to teach readers important concepts like the fourth trimester and the five S's of soothing (swaddle, side-stomach Position, shush, swing and suck). Everyone, not least of all the new dad, will learn something useful from this book.
This 60-by-55-inch polyester blanket rolls up into a pouch that fits into the palm of a hand, but it's got sturdy reinforced rivets that, along with the accompanying small stakes, keep the blanket in place while the new baby is exploring tummy time in the park. There's even a carabiner that attaches to your stroller.
Babies don’t care where or when they fall asleep in your arms. Enter: this comfy high-tech neck pillow that makes sitting up for two hours bearable.
17. Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine with Heat
For the Dad Who Paces
The baby won't sleep unless you're standing and rocking. But soothing sore soles with this foot massager makes it even sweeter when she finally goes down for a nap.
It can be hard to find the deckle-edging tool and other scrapbooking supplies at a moment's notice. However, it's easy to use Chatbooks's handy app. Use it to send a monthly batch of photos from social media or your photo roll that are then magically transformed into a keepsake soft- or hardcover book he'll treasure for years.
Since no one feels like cleaning after being on kid duty all day.
Because this is what he's going to feel like...pretty much from now on.
S--- is about to get real, so support the new dad with this acupressure stress relief tool he clips onto his hand and, ahhh.
He'll be all for anything that makes his life easier, like this iPad stand/keyboard that turns his tablet into a desktop in a snap.