New Dad Gift Ideas

Shopping for a new dad? Here are some ideas that are both helpful and meaningful.

A Masculine Baby Carrier
For lots of dads, when you care for a baby, you carry the baby around. A great gift idea is a masculine sling or baby carrier that he won't be embarrased to wear around.

Men's Carry All
Along the same lines, every dad should have something to tote those baby essentials that doesn't have flowers. (Before you wrap it up, make sure to stock it with some diapers and wipes.)

We like the Diaper Dude Bag from Land of Nod:

Men's Diaper Baby Bag

Men's Diaper Baby Bag

The diaper bag meets the tool belt meets the messenger bag. For the cool dude in your baby's life. Sorry dad, diaper changing instructions not included. Made by Diaper Dude Durable nylon construction Ergonomic across-the-chest bag style Padded for extra comfort Includes exterior pockets, interior zip pockets, bottle pocket and removable cell phone pouch on strap Includes easy-to-clean changing pad 16 x 14 Includes stroller strap Black, Grey or Navy See dimensions below

Or here's a Diaper Vest - available with free shipping from shoes (it comes in black, blue, and orange):
DadGear - Diaper Vest - Mens (Black) - Bags and Luggage

DadGear - Diaper Vest - Mens (Black) - is proud to offer the DadGear - Diaper Vest - Mens (Black) - Bags and Luggage: Trade the traditional carrying bag for a wearable vest!; Zippered pocket at right chest allows easy access to baby wipes. Two large internal pockets for diapers or other baby gear. Two bottle pockets on either side of vest. Single pocket across lower back conceals a slim-design changing pad. Utility pocket at left chest contains access through our logo for your cell phone ear piece or MP3 player headphones. Quality 100% polyester fleece. Machine wash warm. Tumble dry low.

Every new dad has a few questions and concerns about this new and exciting phase of life, so an ideal gift is an informative book or two that he can use for encouragement - and as a reference in the months and years to come.

Here are a few that fit the bill:
For pregnancy:
The Expectant Father, by Armin Brott
My Boys Can Swim: The Official Guy's Guide to Pregnancy, by Ian Davis
For parenting his new infant:
Father's First Steps by Robert Sears
Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads, by Gary Greenburg

And a few more ideas:

A new camera
The ulitmate in new dad gifts is a digital camera with video capabilities. Every new father spends a lot of time catching the milestones on film.
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Men Who Change Diapers Change the World Gift Set

from Babies R Us