It’s an exciting time when your friends or relatives have kids for the first time, so you want to do your part to help them out while they deal with all the hilarious (to us, maybe not them) problems that new parents face such as endless nights without sleep, bodily fluids that aren’t their own all over their clothes, and the sheer fear of taking care of a little human that doesn’t do much – not yet, anyway – but still requires constant attention. While you bask in the smugness of been there, done that or not yet there, pal the least you can do is treat them to something that will help them look after their kid. You’ll find tons of potentially useful possibilities in our list of the best gifts for new dads, so why not check it out, just to make their lives a little bit easier.
Gifts For New Dads
Everybody loves a gift set, and the Philips Avent Essential Gift Set feels like a godsend for any new dad, which is why we’ve selected it as our number one choice best gifts for dads. This little baby has everything a new dad could need including steam sterilizer and curved bottle brush.
Using unique AirFlex technology, it makes feeding time the easiest thing in the world, which might make new dad wonder why mom was always complaining, and its flexible design gives the baby the chance to latch on and not let go. New parents have it hard enough, so why not make their lives a little easier with this comprehensive gift that’ll ease their stresses, at least for now.
Includes steam sterilizer and curved bottle brush
Natural wide nipple shape so the kid won’t tell the difference
Unique Airflex technology
- Weight3.72 pounds
Once the baby has graduated from Nipple University to almost-solid foods, they’re going to need a spoon that’s easy to feed from, and without any nasty extras that could cause illness. This set of Cuddle Baby Gum-Friendly Feeding Spoons is just the accessory that all new dads will crave.
Using silicone, it creates a soft eating spoon that won’t scratch or harm gums or developing teeth, while its shallowness prevents any unfortunate spillages. For dad, the handle is ergonomic, so he won’t feel too much of strain during what often feels like neverending dinner times, no matter how many airplanes comes flying into the airport
Constructed with food grade silicone
Soft and gum-friendly
Ergonomic contoured handle
- BrandCuddle Baby
- Model742137645951 641871995783
- Weight0.32 ounces
Kids grow up so fast, and this set of hand and footprint ink pads is a way to ensure they’ll never forget when the baby was innocent and pure, all before the endless nights of screaming the neighborhood down. They make the perfect memento to look back on and embarrass their kid once they turn 18, all while being non-toxic.
It’s this safety that is a real head-turner. Long gone are the shady practices of when we were kids, and safety wasn’t all that high on many parents’ list, which will feel like a refreshing change of pace. For their convenience, Safe Reusable Hand and Footprint Ink Pads are also easy to clean up and will leave zero smudges, but only once it’s dry, so make sure they hold their horses.
Non-toxic and acid-free
Smudge-proof once dry
- BrandBaby’s Touch
- Weight1.6 ounces
A cute and super-practical – and definitely not terrifying – way to keep the baby warm during those colder months, the Columbia Baby Tiny Bear II Bunting will keep them toasty, cozy, and above all, happy. Its fleece material will keep them insulated, while the asymmetrical zipper ensures that they can be removed easily should they start to get uncomfortable.
With foldover cuffs that transform into mittens, it looks incredibly snug and makes it a great little product for anyone who grew up loving Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, and might just make dad want one of his own, too.
Fold-over hands and feet
Warm and cozy fleece
- Weight8.3 ounces
Help your buddies keep an eye on their kid even when they’re not in the room – and hopefully not with any Paranormal Activity-esque results – with this Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor that is designed to give them the best views possible during naptime, playtime, and bedtime to ensure that baby doesn’t do anything it shouldn’t be, like flying, drinking, or talking to ghosts.
This is the next generation in baby-monitoring technology and removes any of the mystery associated with walkie-talkie monitors of the past. With different lenses, zoom, and tilt options your friends can have a full range of viewing in the kid’s room and allows them to chill out in the evening without freaking out every few minutes.
Interchangeable optical lens capability to switch angle and zoom
Remote pan, tilt and, zoom
- BrandInfant Optics
- Weight3.55 pounds
Another product that’s designed to capture the memories of infanthood, this Handprint Kit and Picture Frame is a cute, kitsch little set that’s sure to have new parents excitedly planning out poses, smiles, and everything else ready for the big photoshoot.
With toxic-free clay, you can assure them the baby’s skin will be fine, while the 4 decor-friendly colors offer different options to suit their home. The product is also supplied with special safety glass, which will protect both clay mold and photographs more than you average picture frame and pane will. The kid has to grow up sometime, so give them the chance to keep a little bit of before with them forever.
3 packs of toxic-free white clay
4 decor-friendly colors to choose from
Safety glass to protect photos and imprint
- BrandLittle Hippo
- Weight1.8 pounds
Quite frankly a hilarious Mission Critical Baby Carrier product which allows dads to properly navigate the battlefield of early-parenthood with adequate protection. This genuine MOLLE material tactical vest/baby carrier combo is sure to get a laugh out of your buddy, as well as give mommy peace of mind that the baby will be a-okay.
Offering both front and rear facing carrying capabilities, the baby can be cared for from all angles, while the built-in sun protective gear is a neat feature that saves the day when the precious sunhat is left in the car. Comfortable for dad, comfortable for the baby – they’ll probably just fall to sleep anyway – an all-around fun and useful gift for new dads.
Front and rear facing carrying possibilities
Built-in sun shield protection for baby
- BrandMission Critical
- Weight2.4 pounds
A super-easy-to-use room thermometer that allows dad to keep a check on the temperature, and embrace his fate at Lord of the Thermostat. This Gro-Egg Room Thermometer is an excellent way of ensuring that the baby stays comfortable in their room, while also giving parents an easy read at a glance when they need to.
It has proven ideal for keeping parents in the loop and giving them the chance to adjust the temperature if it too hot, or too cold which is indicated changing colors to make their lives easier. For nighttime checks, it also comes with a useful nightlight which provides a soft glow that makes the baby feel at ease and saves you tumbling over toys galore that might litter the floor.
Changes color to indicate temperature
Provides soft nightlight glow
At-a-glance reminders to check baby’s room and bedding temperature
- BrandThe Gro Company
- Weight10.1 ounces
It’s only natural to freak out – whether that freak out is a little or a lot is up to them – as new parents, so this Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor has been designed to put everyone’s fears at ease, at least until the next night. Comin with two parental units so both mom and dad can stay in the loop, it recognizes any hint of sound or movement in the baby’s room and alerts them as soon as something happens.
This might sound a bit too tabloid fear-mongering, but this sensor is invaluable to saving them the trouble of constantly checking up on the baby. As time goes on and they get used to how baby sleeps, they can adjust the settings to be more or less sensitive, and keep everybody happy, and without any sleepless nights.
Provides peace of mind
2 parental units for both parents
Adjustable sensitivity to match your needs
- Weight4.15 pounds
Those of you who’ve already had kids will already now how much of a chore trying to bathe your baby is, so the good folks at Angelcare have designed this super-convenient, super-safe, and super-comfortable Bath Support to make bath time the easiest time of day, or at least, that’s what it’s supposed to do.
With an ergonomic design, soft mesh material, and drain holes, new dads won’t have any of the typical baby-bathing problems that has plagued new parents since time began – or at least when it started being a crime to not wash your kids. The material is specially designed to prevent mildew and other hygiene issues, and the frame will keep its shape over time, which is ideal for something that needs to be used daily. When it’s not in use, the useful lip makes it easy to hang on the side of the bath, ready for tomorrow.
Ergonomically designed for comfort and safety
Keeps shape over time
Includes built-in hook for easy storage and stability
- Weight1.65 pounds
You can’t put a price on a full night’s sleep, and that’s what makes the SOAIY Portable Owl Baby Soother almost priceless – okay, around $20, but still. With a collection of 7 built-in sounds that include calming ocean waves and a selection of lullabies including Rock-a-Bye Baby, baby will be sent off to the land of nod in no time at all, giving dad some much needed shut eye until his new boss calls him back into the office.
There are also three timers which will automatically switch off the tunes once baby falls to sleep, and saves dad returning to the bedroom and potentially waking them up. For convenience and in hopes of making trips much more bearable, its battery-powered abilities mean it can be taken anywhere, ensuring baby soothes off to sleep no matter where they are.
7 built-in sounds including ocean waves and lullabies
Warm light for nighttime comforts
- Weight7 ounces
Sometimes finding out just why the baby is crying is the parental equivalent of disarming a bomb. Are they sick? Did they mess? Are they just bored and making dad fret for entertainment? This Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer has been designed to answer those questions as best it can, and will help the baby quiet down, even if it’s just for a little while.
With a Fever Alert alarm as well a memory features, dad will never need to worry about what’s wrong with the baby ever again. Simply stick it in their mouth and wait for the temperature reading to appear on-screen, and they can start solving the problem in no time at all.
Fever Alert glow
Protective cover for storage and travel
- BrandSummer Infant
- Weight7.4 ounces
Trying to get the baby to eat its meals can be a real trial in patience and composure, so why not make the whole dinner-time experience that little bit more fun? This Constructive Eating Construction Plate and Utensil Set is ideal for getting kids to enjoy their dinner time, as well as teaching them valuable motor skills while they’re still in diapers.
Helping to build independence and using FDA approved materials, mealtimes will be more constructive than ever. But we’re sure you’re worried about after dinner, where the kid runs off, without thinking about cleaning the plates, well don’t worry, for parents, they’re easy to clean, too, so everybody wins.
Helps build independence
Makes meals fun
- BrandConstructive Eating
- Weight9.1 ounces
The Beba Bean Pee-Pee Teepee Airplane is something that parents never thought they’d ever need but you know what, why not? Sure it sounds kind of gross when you first look at it, but it can make any new parents’ life so much easier in such a simple way.
This makes the travails of diaper changing a thing of the past and will do wonders for saving baby clothes from getting soiled just days after buying them. For the parents’ convenience, it also comes with fully machine washable and reusable materials, so this is much more than just a one-off wonder.
Fully machine washable
Bundled in a miniature laundry bag
- BrandBeba Bean
- Weight0.8 ounces
Baby and child safety in the car is considered to hold the utmost importance for new parents and this Safety 1st Grow and Go Car Seat provides years of protection from cradle to cot to bed. Using an Air Protect system, the child is sure to be kept safe in the car while also being comfortable and secure.
It can be fitted into the car either rear or forward facing to accommodate the child’s size, and the quick fit harness and holders ensure that stability that’s needed when taking children in the car. Provided with a wide range of pillows for support and comfort the kid will rue the day when they grow out of this and have to use a car seat like a normal person, as opposed to this essential child car throne.
Superior safety with Air Protect cushion system
Both rear and forward facing
Quick fit harness and harness holders
- BrandSafety 1st
- Weight100 pounds
Wet wipes are considered to be closer to gold dust for new dads, and this Prince Lionheart EVO Wipes Warmer is the treasure chest that this gold dust comes in. cold wet wipes can be mightily uncomfortable for kids – and adults too, it just feels moister, you know? – so a product that warms them is sure to be a hit.
With a water reservoir, these wipes don’t lose their damp, and the patented everFRESH system ensures they work exactly as intended in removing grime and dirt from the kid’s face, hands, and wherever else they’ve gotten dirty. An essential tool for any parent, this is surely going to be much appreciated.
Water reservoir keeps wipes moist for longer
Patented everFRESH system
Compatible with Prince Lionheart diaperDEPOTs
- BrandPrince Lionheart
- Weight2.6 pounds
No new dad has the time to sit over a stove while it heats up the bottle, so this Munchkin High Speed Bottle Warmer is a great tool for heating milk or food either at home or on the go. Its fast-heating system ensures an even warming for the baby’s food, without causing a loss of nutrients that are vital to healthy growth.
The provided measuring cup ensures accuracy to give the baby the consistent feeding time every time. For safety, it comes with an on / off indicator that will automatically shut off when its reached optimum temperature. Overall, an excellent product that’ll save the day more than once while mommy is out.
Steam warming to heat food and milk evenly
Prevents loss of nutrients
On / Off indicator with auto shut off
- Weight1.4 pounds
Looks fun? Yes. Packed with the latest tech? Yes. Will dad wish he had one? Yes! This 4moms (or dads) mamaRoo 4 High-Tech Baby Swing is an awesome gift for any new dad and full of useful features that make it stand out as perhaps the best baby gadget available.
With 5 unique motions and speeds, as well as Bluetooth operated controls, dad will be able to rock the baby to sleep from the comfort of his chair and keep them entertained for hours while he’s busy doing chores around the home. It’s safe, it’s comfortable, and it’s the baby swing of the future, now if only they made adult-sized ones.
5 unique motions and speeds
Bluetooth to control motion and sound
4 built-in sounds and MP3 plug-in
- Weight19 pounds
There’s a lot of things that women do much better than men, and making milk is high on that list, there’s not much dudes can do about it, though and that’s what makes Earth’s Best Organic Infant Powder Formula such a useful gift for new dads all over the country.
Both easy-to-digest and nutritionally complete, the baby (probably) won’t be able to tell the difference, and the milk-based recipe makes the whole thing much more familiar for them. It helps to promote brain development and will help out when the little one struggles with colic or reflux. Everyone wants a healthy, happy baby, and while Earth’s Best might not be traditional by some standards, it can still be highly effective.
Easy-to-digest and nutritionally complete
Helps support brain and eye development
- BrandEarth’s Best
- Weight1.71 pounds