Small Gifts for soon-to-be Dads?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BeckyS0:  I like the geeky onesie idea. I mean, I saw one for 1.99 at old navy the other day that said “Pants are overrated”. I thought it was hysterical. I gave a friend’s DH some motorcycle summer one pieces when the yhad their last baby and he loved them. I think its nice to give something that is geared towards dad’s desires and not just the mom beacuse so often we focus on mom since she’s carrying baby. There are TON’S of websites online that make hilarious sarcastic, conspiracy, activity based onesies for a decent price.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I like the onesie idea, also!

They make some really cute ones online and you could find something geared toward the dad’s interest. Whether it be job-related, tv show, favorite movie, etc.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

double post!

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BeckyS0:  I’m just embarking on this journey (only about 6 weeks pregnant right now!)

But i’d say something in the 3-6 monht range would be ideal. That way they can wear it multiple times. I’ve also heard that newborn outfits are outgrown quickly. And some babies grow faster than others so you’d hate to special order something that doesnt get used a few times!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

3-6 is the safest bet. Some babies come out of the womb wearing 0-3 and VERY quickly grow into 3-6 so even with a 0-3 they may only get one use out of it, or none because they’re brand new parents and forget they have anything but sleepers.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@BeckyS0:  Cute onesies that relate to his interest would be good. I’d definitely not recommend a “daddy for dummies” book – I always find the way they are written pretty condescending, like guys aren’t smart enough to parent as well as women (definitely not saying you think that way or anything, just I’ve never seen one of those books that didn’t give that impression).

What about books for baby about kids and dads? There are lots of great ones – Papa, Do You Love Me?; Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me; Guess How Much I Love You?; My Father Knows the Names of Things.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BeckyS0:  I like the idea of a book like “Me and My Dad” by Mercer Mayer. Also, you can get lullaby versions of popular music so if you know his favourite band/group you could see if you can find the lullaby CD. For example, we got a friend of ours a Pearl Jam lullabies CD when his son was born.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@BeckyS0:  I *always* give books for babies… I actually just finished packing up a box of books to send to my friend’s new baby 🙂 I do think it’s a lovely and long-lasting gift, and it’s not something they’ll outgrow in a few weeks.

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