A new baby is always exciting. Sometimes, in the hubbub surrounding mother and baby, dad gets left out. Since many new dads are apprehensive about their new little tax-deduction, a funny but useful gift for dad can make him feel both included and more at ease.
Many new dads dread the task of changing diapers. Give him a laugh by creating a diaper-preparedness kit just for him. Include useful items such as a package of appropriately-sized diapers and a box of wet wipes. Then add funny items like a plastic rain poncho, safety goggles, rubber gloves and a breathing mask. Other fun options include scented trash bags, room deodorisers, oil of wintergreen, heartburn tablets and smelling salts. To make your gift useful as well as amusing, pack everything in a diaper pail with an odour filter or one designed to reduce odours by bagging each diaper separately.
Everyone has heard about how little sleep the average new parent gets. Help dad wake up for work and tickle his funny bone at the same time by assembling items to get him going in the morning. Choose an alarm clock with an extra-loud ring, bath products made with stimulating mint and, of course, plenty of caffeine. Coffee, energy drinks and sodas all fit well with this idea and you can even use some of each. Add a travel mug that says "New Dad" and include eye drops and a pair of sunglasses to help dad cope with weary, bloodshot eyes.
Daddy Tool Belt
If the new dad in your life is a Mr. Fixit, a "Daddy Tool belt" is the perfect fun gift. Purchase an inexpensive tool belt and fill it with baby "tools," such as a bottle, bottle brush, baby powder, a rattle, a rolled-up bib, a thermometer and baby wipes. If the tool belt has a carabiner attachment, clip on a pacifier and a ring of plastic keys. Add a few funny items intended for dad, such as a bottle of pain-reliever capsules, ear plugs, a coffee mug and an airline bottle of his favourite alcohol.
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