Nothing changes a man’s life quite so profoundly as the moment they become a dad.
It’s the start of a brand new adventure – full of magical moments as they head into the unknown. From that very first time when they get to see and get to hold their newborn baby in their arms – life will never be quite the same again.
To celebrate that moment we’ve put together some of the best gifts for expecting dads to mark and to prepare them for this momentous occasion.
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It’s one of the best gift ideas for expecting dad as it’s one of the top new dad books around.
Packed full of no nonsense advice to survive everything from the first 24 hours right up to age 3.
A new dad’s survival guide (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2pmY4rC
Matching dad and baby tees
There are loads of stylish and funny designs available.
We love this cute Captain and First mate matching set (Amazon): https://amzn.to/35APK8k
And this finger pointing design for answers for when dad and baby get in trouble!
He Did It matching set (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2OQpDnZ
This nappy kit arms them with everything they’ll need for the task in hand in a fun apron tool belt.
But, for a bit of added fun, there’s not only nappies and wipes, there’s also a pair of nappy lifting tongs and safety goggles too.
Daddy’s diaper duty service tool belt (Amazon): https://amzn.to/33tBa0C
A great book for all inquisitive dads-to-be!
Experimenting with babies (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2oHwQfw
Precious moment hand moulds
Any plaster mould kit for hands works. One we like is Darice Impressions Memory Hands Keepsake Kit (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2IPVod4
It can be baby’s hands alone, or Daddy’s hand holding baby’s hand.
You can take impressions and make it into a clay model or even turn it into a bronzed sculpture to keep forever.
Hand model kits are a great gift idea for expecting dad. They can hold tight to the memory of those tiny hands in theirs.
Brilliant to wear in hospital for cuddles right after birth but also perfect for snuggle time with dad back at home.
We love this one from DadWare – Bonadaroo skin to skin bonding T-shirt (Amazon): https://amzn.to/35vqVLf
Daddy baby book bundle – Read to me
There are so many story books aimed at mum reading to their babies. But there are also loads focused on the magical relationship between daddies and babies.
They celebrate this special bond and can help dads have beautiful moments snuggling up to their little ones at bedtime while reading to them.
Here are our top 4 Daddy-baby books for bedtime reads:
A bear and cub spend the day together from sunrise to sunset. Celebrating the incredible love between a parent and their little one.
I love you to the moon and back (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2qfY8Kr
With bright pictures on the left hand side, and touchy-feely pages on the right, you can talk baby through all the different animal babies and daddies with this interactive book.
Hello Daddy (Amazon): https://amzn.to/35zImdv
Enjoy this funny board book and count down from 10 at the same time with this great little story.
Danny and Dino set off looking for Daddy until they hear some rumbling in Dino’s tummy.
The Dinosaur that pooped daddy (Amazon): https://amzn.to/33BuIVz
Little baby bear sets out for some grown up adventures but Daddy and baby soon realise that he needs a little help. Daddy bear is more than happy to give baby a helping hand.
I love you Daddy (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2IQOHrn
There are a large range out there to choose from.
Our favourite is the classic Baby Bjorn Original Baby Carrier (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2MgxRnK
This one comes in neutral colours and a stylish design that dads will love to wear.
The reason why we love this one so much is that it allows you to carry your baby or toddler in 4 ways- facing both inwards and outwards or riding backpack style when they are older.
Ideally try to find one that can be worn as a rucksack too, so that it’s easier for Dads to lug around.
We love Pipi bear unisex diaper bag travel backpack (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2VIesiP
It’s so versatile it can be worn as a rucksack, hooked onto a pram, or carried by the handle. It comes in a range of neutral colours, ideal for a unisex bag.
Since it works as a backpack and has a great design, it can still be used after baby grows older, for carrying all the caboodle they need as a toddler too.
They have ‘dad’ engraved on the front and ‘Best dad ever’ on the back. They even come with extra links that you can add with the kit provided so you don’t have to worry that they won’t fit.
We love Willis Judd black titanium bracelet (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2OMx7bF
A great new dad gift can help fathers-to-be feel prepared for this life-changing event!
Better still they will actually use them as they embark on the exciting journey of fatherhood.