3. “Be Nice to Me My Wife Is Pregnant” Shirt
This is a pretty straightforward new father shirt. Some dads-to-be get stressed out over what their wives undergo with the trials and tribulations of pregnancy. Although you might not feel like it, you could indulge your significant other by buying this shirt so he can feel sorrier for himself during the last months of your pregnancy.
This is more of a fun joke gift. I wouldn’t recommend it as the only gift you give your father-to-be. However, it’s pretty fun to give. I gave one to my husband when he was lamenting that I was always asleep by the time he got home after work when I was pregnant (because making a baby is hard work!). I bought him one of these shirts and left it on top of me as a blanket for him to find when I was about five months pregnant with our first.
4. SwaddleMe Swaddle Sack
SwaddleMe Swaddle Sack makes swaddling easy, even for Dad. The swaddling material is all cotton to keep baby comfortable. This sack has the innovative design to allow both arms to be swaddled for maximum soothing, but to also allow one or two arms to be free at a time to allow more movement.
Swaddling soothes babies and protects them when they sleep, and the SwaddleMe sack is a good way to keep your young baby safe at night. But because of the ability to allow your baby to have his or her arms out if you wish, when he or she gets older they can have some more safe freedom in the crib without the risk that using a blanket in a crib poses and while still allowing your baby to express some freedom on his or her own.
My husband and I used this with our youngest baby and found it very useful. It was particularly nice to be able to let our baby’s arms out to thrash around when she needed to feel more movement while still staying safe.
5. “Player One” Adult Tee Shirt and “Player Two” Baby Onesie
For the adamant gamer, this shirt and onesie combination already gets Dad’s new baby ready to follow in the footsteps of Dad’s gamer obsession. Dad’s shirt says “Player One” while his baby’s onesie says “Player Two.” Nothing says daddy-baby bonding like getting Dad and baby bonding over gaming when your baby can’t even sit up straight.
I got my husband this combination and gave it to him right after we had our second son. I dressed our son in the onesie and then gave him to my husband wrapped in the tee shirt. They looked so cute snuggling together while my husband played games.
6. Marvel Unlimited
This subscription allows a dad interested in Marvel comics to download over 20,000 titles going all the way back to Captain Marvel’s 1940’s adventures and all the way up to comics that were released six months ago. With new titles coming out all the time, the comic book fan will receive sharp images on their tablet or smartphone. Don’t let the dad in your life get bored. With this subscription, he’ll always have something to read and share with the kids. When my brother—who is a comic book fan—became a father, I got him this subscription and he went bananas over it.
This subscription will also come in handy for all those sleepless nights when Daddy has to stay up joggling and soothing the baby. You can get this from Marvel comics.
7. Masculine Baby Bag
Just like moms, dads need baby bags, too. Unfortunately, a lot of men feel uncomfortable toting around traditional, “girly,” baby bags. Don’t worry though, this bag is very masculine looking. It is a dark brown, plain one strap bag. It’s made of an easily cleaned Oxford cloth that helps make cleaning up any spills from either end of the baby easier.
Proving its functionality, the bag has twelve pockets for storing all the accouterments Dad needs to take with him when caring for a baby. There’s storage room for diapers, bottles, toys, tablets, phones, creams, snacks, and pacifiers. With this bag, Dad should feel cool strolling around with his baby in tow. The nylon cloth is a bit slippery to feel and not the most expensive-looking material, but it is functional.
This is the diaper bag my husband toted around for a couple of years. It had enough room for everything he needed to carry and the style did not make my husband feel weird about carrying it around, making it a functional and stylish choice for him. This was especially important when we had a newborn and a nineteen-month-old at the same time!