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New Baby Gifts for Dads
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New baby gifts for moms are no-brainers. Snap up an adorable diaper bag or a pretty baby sling and you're golden. But while there's no shortage of great ideas for new baby gifts for mothers, what about fathers?
Dear old Dad often gets overlooked when it comes to giving new baby gifts and we think that's just wrong. For the most important man in the new baby's life, we bring you our picks for the best new baby gifts for the other parent.
Diaper Dude Messenger II Camo Bag: As the name suggests, there is nothing girlie about this bag. With a camouflage print and a wide, sturdy strap, this one is definitely for dudes. Made from rugged polyester fabric, the Diaper Dude Messenger comes with a matching changing pad and all the pockets, clips and holders Dad needs when on the go with the little one. Measuring 17 inches wide by 14 inches tall, it's man-sized and masculine; the perfect new baby gift for dad. $98
Blue Flames Baby Sling: Baby wearing is all the rage these days and there's no reason Dad shouldn't get in on the experience. But rather than asking him to don mom's floral print sling, gift him with a more manly version of his own. Any solid colored sling would do, but we like this one for the edgy flame print in shades of blue. Made from 100 percent cotton and fully lined, this is a new baby gift that lets Dad and baby bond in style. $41.25
Diaper Duty Tool Belt: When Dad's in charge, help him keep baby care items close at hand with this strap-on tool belt. The apron's generous pockets are filled with everything he needs to change baby's diaper and can even be personalized for free. We think the face mask, rubber gloves and tongs are a joke, but if they help persuade Dad to change a diaper, then they're the perfect addition to this awesome new baby gift. $32.95
BabyFans Apparel: If Dad is a big sports fan, why not let him dress the newest team member accordingly? Whether he follows professional teams or his own alma mater, you are sure to find the perfect new baby gift at BabyFans. With booties, pacifiers, tiny T-shirts and dresses emblazoned with the logos and colors of his favorite team, junior can join his dad on the couch in style. $7.95 to $24.95
Birth Announcement Cuff Links: Someone is bound to gift the new mother with a personalized piece of jewelry to commemorate baby's arrival and we think Dad deserves some bling, too. Add a little sparkle to his wardrobe with a new baby gift of personalized, birth-announcement cuff links. Made from sterling silver, these 1/2 inch square cuff links are a stylish fashion statement for the well-dressed dad. $99.95
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