It’s difficult to know what to buy a dad on his first Father’s Day, but be sure to make a fuss of him anyway. This list of gifts for new dads is filled with everything every new dad needs to survive those first few months. Whether it’s an eye mask for his sleep or a playpen to keep the baby contained, that perfect present is in here.
How to Create the Ultimate New Dad Survival Kit
Moms get treated and pampered after having a baby because let’s face it, she’s done all the hard work! But don’t forget about Dad, it’s a shock for him to0. Make him this Dad Survival Guide and he’ll be able to breeze through parenthood without a worry.
Morning, Noon and Night Coffee
Coffee is usually the drink chosen by sleep deprived parents, mainly because of its high caffeine content. But we need different amounts during the day, and this collection of three types will perfectly suit any time of day where you need a cup of java.
The New Dad's Playbook
When men are awaiting the birth of their first child, their emotions are running wild just as the women’s are, but there isn’t support and help for them as there is for first time moms. The New Dad’s Playbook is a good place to start, as it highlights everything a Dad needs to know.
Date Night Ideas
Finding time to spend together as a couple is tricky once the children come along, and date nights seem as though they’re a thing of the past. But they don’t have to be. This box is filled with cute date night ideas, most of which are super easy to do and cheap as well.
Lebogner Car Seat Protector + Backseat Organizer
Keep your car free from all the baby clutter and mess with this car seat organizer. There’s a number of mesh pockets to keep all kinds of paraphernalia, like drinks, snacks and even an iPad or tablet holder which will keep them amused on log car journeys.
Brica Seat Guardian Car Seat Protector
Trying to keep your car’s seats safe from all the mess that comes with children can be difficult, especially when they start to eat snacks and kick their muddy shoes all over the seat. But this car seat protector can help; it’s easy to remove and clean so your car always looks tidy.
Experimenting with Babies
Just because you’re now a parent, it doesn’t mean that your inquisitive and curious mind disappears. Use this book to conduct interesting scientific experiments on your baby (don’t worry, they’re all safe) and find the answers to some of your burning questions about your new bundle of joy.
Welcome to the Club
Parenthood is full of those moments and milestones which we’re all eager to share with others but what about those times which we’re not so keen to tell? This book is filled with them, from baby saying a rude word to the first time they roll off a couch.
Boxum 3 in 1 Portable Bassinet Diaper Change Station
Make sure you have this with you at all times and you’ll always have somewhere clean to change your baby, somewhere for them to sleep, and all the equipment needed when you venture outside. There’s also an insulated bottle holder to keep their next feed the perfect temperature.
Diy New Dad Kit
Whether your make this for a new dad you know or for your own husband who is preparing to enter into the world of fatherhood, this Dad Kit from Life With My Littles is a perfect gift. Dads quite often get forgotten so make him feel special and thought about.
Ergobaby Baby Carrier
Babywearing is something which new parents are discovering. Not only does it help to improve the bond between you and your new baby, it also keeps hands free so you can get on with everything else. Just remember to check out the TICKS guidelines so you know your baby will be 100% safe.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe
As new parents, we get used to having to drink our coffee cold, but drinking a once warm cup isn’t the best way to enjoy a cold brew. This coffee maker and carafe not only makes your cold brew for you, it will also keep it cold for up to 24 hours.
Munchkin Portable Diaper Caddy Organizer
We’ve all been there; faced with a poo explosion when we’ve run out of baby wipes or can’t reach the clean nappy. Eliminate that risk with this awesome diaper caddy organizer from Munchkin. Make sure it’s well stocked and within reach to avoid that disaster!
3-in-1 Diaper Bag, Portable Bassinet and Changing Station
Parents are always looking for hacks or gadgets to make life easier for them. This 3-in-1 diaper bag will revolutionize going out with your baby. Not only is it able to carry all of the essentials to change diapers, it also transforms into a bassinet and a changing station.
Eye Cover Sleeping Mask
It’s a common misconception that dads get more sleep than moms do – often Dad is getting things for Mom if she’s breastfeeding, or even feeding baby a bottle if Mom needs a rest. But if it’s Dad’s night off, this 100% blackout eye mask will ensure he gets a good night’s sleep.
Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Instead of settling for a lukewarm cup of coffee, why not just start off with a cold cup? That way, it’ll always be at the perfect temperature for you to drink it. You’ll be able to make the perfect cold brew at home using this coffee maker.
Graco Pack 'n Play Playard
Whether you use this as somewhere for baby to sleep or as a playpen in your front room, this play yard has a strong, durable frame which means it’ll survive that first year. It also has folding wheels and feet and at the touch of a button, it’s easily folded away.
Crystal Baby Smile Portable Changing Pad
This will slot into the diaper bag without taking up much room and you’ll always have a changing station with you, no matter where you go. With a mesh pocket to fit some diapers, wipes and cream, it also folds out into a changing mat for your baby.
Diaper Bag Backpack with Baby Changing Mat
This backpack is perfect for both moms and dads. The grey color is totally unisex and there’s even stroller straps so you don’t have to wear it. There’s plenty of space inside for all of the essentials you need to bring out with you when you have a baby.
Manual Three-in-One Coffeemaker
It doesn’t matter what kind of coffee you’re looking for, this coffee maker can do it all. Whether you need a slow brew, a quick French press or maybe even a cold brew, this amazing gadget can do it all. It can also keep your drinks hot or cold for up to an hour.
Baby Proofing Safety Set
Once your baby is on the move, the hard work really kicks in. You need to constantly keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not getting into mischief or able to hurt themselves. This 43 piece pack of child safety locks will protect them from most things, like cupboard doors or sharp corners.
Multi-Function Waterproof Diaper Backpack
When you’re out with your baby, you need to remember to bring everything you need or you’ll be faced with a disastrous situation. This diaper bag is a waterproof backpack so you can just sling it on your back, and you can also organize everything in there so it’s easy to find.
Bitch-Slap-Extra Strong Coffee
This is definitely the perfect gift for a dad who has a good sense of humor! Bitch Slap coffee is extra strong and extra smooth which makes it easy to drink, but has all the necessary caffeine needed to get through the day on minimal sleep.
DYD Diaper Bag Backpack
Many changing bags are designed with mom in mind, which definitely isn’t fair on dads. But this backpack is a unisex design and color, making it suitable for both parents. It has stroller straps so it can go on there with no fuss, and it’s also waterproof, making it durable.
The Baby Owner's Manual
People say that babies don’t come with a manual and that is true…but you can buy a book instead, telling you how to look after them. This owner’s manual is the perfect gift for all new parents; there’s troubleshooting tips, advice and even operating instructions included within the pages of this manual.
Evenflo Lyric Musical Bouncer
A bouncer is a must on every expectant parents’ gift list and this one should be the one they choose. It has 2 different vibration speeds and you can even play your own music through it via Bluetooth. There’s also a newborn head insert so a new baby can sit in it, too.
AMAZKER Sleep Mask & Ear Plugs
When looking for gifts for new dads, a sleep mask and ear plugs are an obvious choice. The 3D design of this mask won’t press down on your eyelids or put pressure on the bridge of your nose, meaning you’ll get a comfortable night’s sleep, and the ear plugs will block out all unnecessary noise.
Door Knob Covers
Once children discover that the doors in their home lead to new rooms which they can explore, they’re going to want to get through as many as they can. Stop them from opening doors or getting stuck in a room with these door knob covers by Jool Baby.
COWIN Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
Sometimes Dad might need to work from home or have some chill out time with a game, but the cries of the baby are too distracting so he needs something to drown it out. These noise cancelling headphones are perfect – there’s also a microphone in them so he can make work calls.
Evenflo Versatile Play Space
Give baby their own space to play where you won’t be worried about them with this super colorful playpen. It can be used both inside or in your backyard and provides over 18.5 square feet of play space. You won’t even need tools to put it together, it’s that simple.
The New Dad's Survival Guide
Every Dad needs a man who’s been there before him to tell him what to expect from pregnancy and birth right through to adulthood, and this book can provide that. It has all the answers men need and want but in a simple way which is easy to read and also entertaining.
Pre-kids, having a tidy car was of upmost importance to you. But now that the kids have come along, you’d rather keep them quiet with some snacks and deal with the mess later on. This hand-held vacuum can clear up those crumbs super quickly, meaning your car will look pristine again in no time.
Dad will need to keep this handbook on him at all times to help him get through those tough few days. It’s full of handy tips, advice and answers to questions which he didn’t think he needed to ask, including how to put together an emergency diaper.
Diaper Backpack Bag
Sleek and stylish, this waterproof backpack diaper bag will suit both men and women when they’re out with their child. It has 25 interior and exterior pockets, making it easy for you to organize and find the important things such as baby wipes, your keys and cellphone.
Date Night Box
Shake up date night with this awesome box, filled with ideas which are sure to add some excitement to your alone time. There’s puzzles, games, and questions for you to play with your other half which will bring you closer together and most importantly, let you have fun.
Boppy Newborn Hello Baby Lounger
This super comfy cushion will be the perfect place for you to lay baby down while you make a hot cup of tea or maybe grab a shower. The indent in the middle is perfect for keeping baby safe and secure and it’s lightweight, so you can take it with you on your travels.
No Mess Coffee Press
Using a French press can sometimes leave your morning coffee not as smooth as you’d like it, and cleaning it out is just another job to add to your never ending list. This No Mess Coffee Press will deliver a perfectly smooth cup any time you need a pick me up.
New Parent Survival Kit
This novelty gift will be a perfect gift for new dads. It features 5 essential items which every new dad needs to get through his first diaper change. Protective goggles and nose plugs are just some of items included in this gag gift…pun intended!
Summer Infant Pop N' Play Portable Playard
Perfect for both indoors or outdoors, this 14 square foot playpen is the perfect space for your little one to play safely. You can put them inside and not worry about them escaping while you grab yourself something for lunch – they’ll be perfectly safe and happy.
The Rad Dad Subscription Box
A subscription box should be an absolute essential for every new parent and this Rad Dad box is perfect for new Dads. For just $25 a month, they’ll receive a box filled with 3-4 items which they need to get through parenthood and bond with their child.
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