Babies get all the gifts at baby showers, so be different and give the new parents-to-be a present. Parenthood is a lot of hard work, so be a bit silly and give the new parents a funny gift to celebrate their new life adventure. There are lots of presents—practical and impractical—that will make them laugh and prepare them to enjoy the joyous transition in their lives.
Diaper Duty Tool Belt
Make the daddy-to-be a diaper duty tool belt. Get an apronlike belt with pouches and pockets. Write "Diaper Duty" on the front with puffy paint or use iron-on lettering. Then fill the pockets with items with tags on them instructing him on how to use each. Some ideas include; a pair of tongs for moving a dirty diaper to the rubbish bin, a noseclip for smelly diapers and plastic gloves for protection from diaper contents.
Wheel of Responsibility
This is a funny game that parents will love to get out and refer to when they're stuck deciding whose turn it is to get up in the middle of the night or change a dirty diaper. The wheel of responsibility is a wheel (like a roulette wheel) that has markers labelled "mom" and "dad." When it's time to make a decision on whose responsibility it is to do the various baby-related tasks, you spin the wheel. Whoever the wheel lands on gets to do the deed.
Humorous Parenting Books
Give the new parents a set of funny parenting books. There are lots of serious books covering all aspects of parenting, but these books are humorous while still providing some practical titbits of wisdom. Some books include: "The Baby Owner's Manual," "New Parent Apology Cards," "Keeping the Baby Alive Until Your Wife Gets Home" and "Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay."
An Inappropriate Baby Memory Book
Many parents have sentimental baby books that include all the baby's firsts—first photos, their hospital bracelet and so forth. So supplement this with a book about all the firsts that will make the new parents laugh for years to come. Books like "Baby's First Tattoo Memory Book" include memories such as "Baby's First Projectile Vomit," "Baby's First Tantrum in a Crowded Grocery Store" and "Baby's 10,000th Dirty Diaper." These are moments parents will be sure to remember, and with a handy book like this they'll be able to share the moments with their child someday and laugh.
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