(Closed) What do I need to pack in DH's "daddy bag"?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs.D:  That is so incredibly sweet. 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Commenting to follow. Great idea for a post!

Post # 5
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Love this idea!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Mrs.D:  I love that you included toothbrush/paste in fun stuff!! Haha.

Seriously though, this is an amazing idea that I am absolutely going to steal from you someday! Very sweet 🙂


Post # 7
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

Deodorant (he’ll forget) and more food than snacks, breath mints and hard candies.

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL


Kindle with a gift card so he can buy a new book if he runs out of material to read.

Book for New Dads.  (Some ideas: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=new+dad+books&sprefix=new+dad%2Caps%2C225)

Advil (in case you hurt him during delivery or for in case he gets a headache)

New Dad t-shirt or hat.

Change of clothes.


Cigars (real or the fake bubblegum ones.)

Hairbrush (hairgel if he uses it.)

Pillow (hospital pillows are terrible!)

Post # 10
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.D:  I LOVE this idea!!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Definitely some trail mix/chex mix and some other fun candy like starbursts. Our friend brought us a bag of chex mix and we inhaled it in two days in the hospital.

(as a side note – remember that hospitals don’t serve food in the middle of the night and if you are breastfeeding you will likely wake up STARVING at 3am so that trail mix comes in handy for you too!)

And the best thing that you can give a new Dad is the ability to get out of the hospital for a bit every day (especially if that includes him going home to shower in his own shower). Don’t know how you can communicate that in a basket, but thought I would mention it too.

Post # 12
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The main thing our birthing class instructor was adamant about was toothbrush/paste or mouth wash. She said we would want to stab our husbands if they were breathing in our faces saying “you’re doing great hunny, hee hee hooooo” with onion breath. I died laughing. I also see you have that covered so that’s good!

I will come back if I think of anything else but you’ve got a great start and some great suggestions by other bees. Maybe a redbull or other energy drink incase it’s a long night (or day… or day AND night – I hope not for you!)


Post # 13
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I know it’s on there, but I cannot stress enough how important snacks are. I’d also pack him a pillow, a comfy sweatshirt, and snuggly socks.

Darling Husband did not bring enough snacks. He thought he did, but he was wrong.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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