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22 Sweetest Gifts for New Dads (Or Dads-To-Be) That They Will Appreciate

Fatherhood is an incredible journey. No man should ever set off on this journey unprepared, though. Amidst the preparations for the upcoming bundle of joy, it’s easy for a few essential pieces to go overlooked. As a role model and friend to the dad-to-be, it’s your job to make the transition to fatherhood as smooth and exciting as possible. The following gifts for new dads will help your loved one to take on their new responsibility and grow into the dad every baby deserves.

Best Gifts for New Dads

Batman Batmobile Car Bed

New parents will waste no time getting their infant excited about their own hobbies and interests. For the dad with a love for Gotham’s greatest crime fighter, the Batmobile car bed is just the gift to begin training his young Robin. Adding cool style to young tyke’s space while creating a fun crime-fighting ambiance that’s perfect for pretend play. And new mom and dad will have a blast documenting the adventures of their own Dark Knight.

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Travel Belt Baby Seat

Traveling is complicated at the best of times. Managing to pack everything you need and coordinate a group as you wander an airport, bus or train station can feel like herding cattle. Now add a stroller and baby to the mix. Yikes! The travel belt helps to simplify the process. By attaching a baby’s car seat to a suitcase, dad eliminates the need to push a stroller around a crowded terminal and can feel secure knowing that his child is always close at hand.

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Dad Skills Book

For the most part, babies are pretty durable. Millions of humans have managed to raise healthy, happy children throughout history, many without half the resources parents have at hand today. Still, it never hurts to make sure that dad knows the basic rules of keeping their child kicking. DAD SKILLS is an awesome gift for all new dads (as well as a handy guide for the well and truly clueless!). They say that one of the hardest parts of parenting is that there’s no manual. Well, now there is (ready to be the father of the year?). 

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Infant and New Dad T-Shirt Maching Set

A new baby can never have enough clothes! The matching infant bodysuit and men’s t-shirt ensure that both dad and baby can greet each day in style. The pizza illustrations on both garments are incredibly cute and allude to the powerful bond between man and child. New dads will appreciate the comical imagery; babies will appreciate the comfortable 100% cotton fabric. Now, this is a matching set with pizza-zz!

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Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault

We all recognize the impact a child has on his dad. A new dad’s story is forever changed by the introduction of their beloved new character; However, this beautifully-illustrated children’s book flips the script, instead acknowledging the huge “disaster” a kid brings to their dad (You are simply a skin-covered robot tall enough to reach the candy on top of the fridge). It gives the answers to that question on every parent’s mind: Why does my toddler hate me? New dads will be moved by the kind message of “It’s not your fault” ensuring that story-time is particularly funny whenever this gift is pulled out.

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Ergobaby All Position 360 Carrier

Remaining on the go with a newborn is a challenge to say the least. For times when a stroller is impractical and unwieldy, a baby carrier is a must-have gift for new dads. You can save new parents at least one expense with the gift of the Ergobaby all position 360 baby carrier. The carrier itself is incredibly practical because of its ergonomic front outward-facing carry, as well as its steady support from the lightly padded waistband and shoulder straps. Dad will be able to appreciate being close to his newborn while remaining comfortable, even as the baby grows up.

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Smart Baby Feeding Monito

A baby cannot always express when it is feeling under the weather. For new dads, one of the biggest indicators of their child’s health is their feeding behavior. With the BlueSmart Feeding Monitor, you can gift dad the peace of mind, allowing him to appreciate each moment more fully. The feeding monitor automatically records baby feeding behavior and provides reminders at mealtime. If their child’s behavior is out of the ordinary, dad’s will know immediately with the feeding monitor.

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Baby Sleep Tracking Camera

As with the BlueSmart, the Nanit Plus Sleep Monitor gifts new dads with the chance to relax. A dad has to sleep at some point; when nighttime rolls around, he can rest at ease knowing that his infant is still being watched over. The app notifies you when sound or motion is detected. The best part is that you can leave sound running in the background of your phone while you use it for other things. Beyond recording sleep patterns, the Nanit Plus provides additional vital information such as room temperature and humidity. Sleep has never been more comfortable for dads or newborns.

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Baby Handprint & Footprint Kit

When the baby was born, the new dad in your life was probably struck by just how tiny their child was. The hands and feet of a baby are preciously mini; years from now, it will be hard to imagine their child having been so small and fragile. With the Handprint and Footprint Kit gift, the new dad can always remember that innocent moment when they first grasped their child. As their little one grows up, dad will adore this preserved memory of those tiny limbs.

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Yoda Outfit With Lightsaber

In this colorful crochet get-up, a baby will be as snug as a bug! Cute baby clothes are a sure-fire gift to impress new dads, and this baby star wars set is no exception. Yoda hat, diaper cover, and light saber all feel well made. Transform baby into an adorable little yoda in an outfit at cozy as it is cute. The set is an especially great gift for a father-child photoshoot, baby shower gift and daily dressing, as baby will be irresistibly precious in this knitted number.

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Skin to Skin Kangaroo Care Bonding T-Shirt

Like a joey to its mother, skin to skin contact will bring new dads closer to their infant’s than ever before. Holding a child near to you has been demonstrated to promote parental bonding; The Kangaroo T-Shirt makes for a great gift for a new dad to hold a baby to his heart. The chest of the t-shirt can be unfastened, opening a large kangaroo-Esque pouch for the baby to slip inside. The result? Easy, convenient father-baby bonding!

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New Dad Sculpted Figure

Gifts for new dads can sometimes veer on the edge of overly-cutesy; given the inherent sweetness of a baby, this isn’t much of a surprise. However, for a more adult, aesthetically pleasing gift, this Willow Tree New Dad Figure is a fantastic choice. The wooden ornament isn’t extremely large or colorful but manages to represent tenderness and love between dad and child nevertheless. The New Dad Figure is a decoration that dad will be proud to display in his house for years to come, even as their newborn grows.

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Pee-Pee Teepee

If you have kids, you won’t be surprised to find your little one pee on you during a diaper change, diaper changes are not the most precious part of raising a baby. If changing diapers tends to get a bit messy for a new dad, then Pee-Pee Teepee is here to help. Dads will be protected from the rouge spray as they change their child’s diaper, improving the experience for everyone involved. For a gift that is sure to be appreciated, none is superior to this one.

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Baby Highchair

Mealtime is a chance for the whole family to gather, and that should include baby. The Keekaroo High Chair makes meal time with an infant a breeze; its adjustable size and durable build ensure that a child will fit comfortably for as long as they require the seat. New dad will love this gift that brings his child to his level, and will definitely appreciate the opportunity to save a bit of cash buying a high chair himself.

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Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat

When it comes to new dad gifts, you can’t go wrong with a good quality car seat. After all, every new father understands that nothing is more important than their child’s safety. With features such as a level indicator and a one-pull harness, this car seat is guaranteed to take the stress out of those long car journeys, and lets you take babies along for the ride in absolute safety and comfort, but with no hassle for parents.

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Daddy's Diaper Duty Apron

Let’s be honest—no matter how much they love their children, every new father dreads being put on diaper duty. So, why not make their life a little easier by gifting this handy collection of accessories? Each Daddy’s Diaper Duty Device comes with a collection of diapers, wipes, plastic tongs, sanitizers and more. It can even be tied around the waist for easy access and they’re sure to get plenty of use from it. and each set even includes an individual poem to bring a smile to their face.

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My New Name Is Daddy Mug

Having a child can be a wonderful experience, but it also results in plenty of sleepless nights. So, if you’re stuck for gift ideas for all those new dads out there, consider buying this adorable coffee mug. It’s perfect for those who need a morning pick-me-up each day and they’ll be sure to thank you. The mug also has a capacity of 12 ozs, ideal for those who need to get their caffeine fix. There’s even a matching pair for moms, making it an excellent present for those baby showers.

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Promoted to Daddy T-Shirt

When it comes to gifts for new dads consider buying this hilarious T-Shirt. This vintage themed shirt is a perfect gift for prospective fathers and is guaranteed to put a grin on their face. It also makes a great conversation piece at home or around the office and is ideal for those fathers who want to show off their bundle of joy to the rest of the world. It’s also made out of one hundred percent cotton ensuring a comfortable fit, and there’s a range of different colors available.

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New Dad's Novelty Crew Socks

When it comes to buying gifts for new dads who already have everything, you can’t go wrong with a pair of funny socks. With a design that reads “Here comes cool dad”, it’s guaranteed to get a good chuckle from their friends and is perfect for showing off when going for a walk, relaxing at the beach, or just chilling at home. It also makes a perfect baby shower gift, and if they always seem to find themselves short of a sock they’ll be sure to thank you.

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The Baby Shusher

Let’s be honest, even though having a baby can be a wonderful experience, most new dads find themselves dreading those long sleepless nights. So, why not make their lives easier with this tried and tested baby shushing device? This nifty little gift uses a real human voice to gently lull their baby to sleep, and they can even set a fifteen or thirty-minute timer for those stubborn tots who struggle to drift off. It even comes with a wrist strap that allows them to carry their baby at the same time, freeing them up to do other tasks.

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New Dad's Playbook

Being a new father is probably the most daunting task a man can confront: taking care of a small, helpless life that is completely at your mercy can make you feel afraid, lost and in desperate need for more wisdom. If you are looking for some new dad gifts for someone who is about to be a father, the Dad’s Playbook is perfect for those moments of doubt. This book has been written with new dads in mind: full of quotes from other famous dads that are role models and mentors. It will put you in the mindset that you and your children are a team that need to work together towards a common goal: becoming the best persons you can be. When it comes to parenthood, all the wisdom we can amass is never enough, isn’t it?

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I Leveled up to Daddy T-Shirt

For those new dads with a sense of humor and style, this hilarious announcement shirt makes for an excellent gift idea. This video game themed gift says it all and is great for all those nerds out there. With a funny player 1/player 2 design, they’ll be raring to go once their tots are old enough to play themselves. It’s also lightweight and made from cotton for a comfortable fit and is perfect when proudly showing off to friends and colleagues.

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Conclusion

Having a child is a monumental occasion for the whole family, and fatherhood is a thrilling journey. Nothing can prepare you for the love a man feels for his newborn – or for the countless expenses that a newborn brings with it. However, while there’s no shortage of gifts for mothers and tots out there, finding the right gifts for new dads or the dad-to-be can be a little more tricky. Are you one of those people who struggle for ideas? Offer your help with any of the heartfelt new dad gifts on this list, the men in your life can enjoy their new role to the fullest.

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