Traditionally baby showers were a male free zone but now with men playing a much bigger role in parenting it is not uncommon for dads to join in on the celebrations. With baby showers increasingly being held for couples instead of just the mum, this poses a new problem – What is the ideal baby shower gift for dad ?
The majority of baby shower gifts are not usually gender specific for the mum or dad as most can be used by both to help care for baby. However, if you are looking for something special for dad there are a few options available.
One of the most popular dad gifts is a Diaper Changing Tool Belt. This relatively inexpensive gift is ideal, as it adds a touch of humor but at the same time it is also practical. The belt usually comes equipped with all sorts of useful baby supplies and accessories such as: Diapers, diaper pins, diaper wipes, diaper cream, hand sanitizer, gloves and a nose clip. This gift can also be a great way of encouraging dad’s who maybe a little shy when it comes to changing diapers.
Another humorous idea, which is inexpensive and will add a bit of fun to any shower party, for dad is a printed t-shirt with a fun slogan such as ‘I am the Coach’. This could be come with instructions telling him to wear it when the baby is about to be born so he can be the man behind the scenes to help mum through the labor.
For a more practical approach you could always look at items that allow dad to continue with his favorite leisure activities while caring for baby at the same time. If the expectant dad enjoys cycling, a bicycle trailer and infant helmet could be an ideal gift. Or if he enjoys gardening you could buy a baby monitor so he could be outside, but also keeping tabs on a sleeping baby who is inside.