Being a new dad is like being given the keys to the most amazing treasure, yet having no idea how to guard it. It’s exciting, exhilarating, frightening, tiring, amazing, and overwhelming all in one, which is why we’ve decided to put together a guide that’s specially crafted for new dads, for those first months when the whole world has changed because of a tiny human.
One of the most important things for a new dad is how to keep his family safe and protected. From taking care of the home to making sure every car ride is safe, dad wants his family to be in the best hands possible.
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Lockly Vision Smart Lock + Video Doorbell is one of those all in one devices that will keep the home protected from any potential intruders, while also showing dad a glimpse of the outside before he even gets to the door. It features five different options of unlocking the door, which means there’s no more fumbling for the key and wondering which pocket of the diaper bag he put his keychain in. Dad can use his voice, the Lockly mobile app, advanced 3D fingerprint reader, online or offline access code, or physical key. What’s even better is that he can grant access remotely to any family member and can open the door for them without disturbing the sleeping baby.
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Theecobee Sweet Dreams Baby Kitis literally everything dad needs to make sure the baby is swept away to dreamland every night and for any nap time. It features a SmartCamera with Voice Control that can be used as a baby monitor to make sure they are snoozing away safe and sound, a SmartThermostat with Voice Control to keep that optimal temperature in the home regardless of the outside weather, and a SmartSensor that can be placed in the baby’s room to make sure the nook of the home housing your most cherished human is as comfy as possible. While the SmartCamera can be used as a baby monitor initially, it can transition easily into a monitoring device for older kids or for the home itself once the baby outgrows the crib. The SmartCamera can hear if a smoke alarm is going off when the system is armed. It will send your phone an alert that can help you protect the ones you love and minimize property damage.
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Take the safety with you while on the go! Those first few months will be spent a lot at home, but there will also be a multitude of rides that dad needs to take the baby on. From checkups with the pediatrician, heading to the park and later on taking the road towards adventures, the Nextbase 622GW 4K Dash Cam will enhance the safety of any vehicle it’s placed in. It allows for a super sharp image in all types of inclement weather, at night time, and even on uneven roads. The 622GW is the first Dash Cam to use what3words, which has the ability to provide you with the exact location within a square to help emergency services or loved ones locate you. And what’s even better, no data connection required so dad doesn’t have to worry about blackout spots with no cell service. The Alexa integration allows dad to use the Dash Cam to Ask Alexa to play music, place calls, listen to audiobooks, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, get directions, or find parking. In the event of an unfortunate accident, Nextbase Emergency SOS can alert emergency services of the car’s location and provide emergency responders with blood type, allergies and other pre-set medical history to facilitate emergency treatment and response. It’s like a safety companion for the road designed to keep the family safe at all times.
Those first few months at home with a new baby are definitely a mix of emotions from joy, excitement, overtiredness, feeling amazing, yet somehow helpless at the same time, so it’s super important for dad to be able to find a few moments of tranquility and serenity in the midst of all that. While there might not be a lot of sleep, the quality of it is very important.
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The True Temp Sheet Set and True Temp Pillow from Sleep Number are designed for maximum comfort and are designed to maintain the ideal microclimate, for comfortable sleep all night long – even though dad will probably end up waking every few hours to check up on the little one. The exclusive 37.5® technology makes the sheets and pillow continuously adapt to help keep the bed climate just right for sleeping using active particles to minimize humidity for ideal comfort.
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If dad is looking for the coolest sheets yet, then the Casper Hyperlite Sheets are the right choice for him. Made with 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell and a unique grid weave that creates vent-like structures which in turn increase airflow for maximum breathability. With summer just around the corner the Hyperlite Sheets might just be the perfect gift for dads trying to stay cool and keep their cool while at the same time mastering the art of being the perfect dad.
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If dad has never heard of a sound machine before, he’s about to discover that he can’t live without one. The LectroFan White Noise Machines are a gift both for dad and the little one as they are designed to block outside sound disruptions, while at the same time providing better quality for sleep. LectroFan Classic is ideal for relaxation, study, speech privacy, or any situation where one would like more control of your audio environment. It’s also a personal white noise and fan sound machine to ensure a better night’s sleep and peaceful rest. The LectroFan offers twenty unique digital sounds to mask noises, and ten different electric fan sounds and ten variations of pure white noise (including pink and brown noise variations). All sounds can be personalized with pin-point volume control to select across a wide range of sound levels — from a whisper, to many times louder than mechanical fan based conditioners.
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The Plush Bathrobe from Crane & Canopy is as much a gift for dad as for their partner as it’s definitely one of those items that’s so cozy, both parents will want to benefit from it. It’s soft, lightweight, absorbent, and can be personalized by adding a monogram with dad’s initials or maybe even the little one’s just to make it even more special.
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When there’s a new baby in the picture, the time for everything else gets reduced if not completely eliminated. Since coffee is a must for new parents, dad can master his morning coffee with Brewista Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle. The intelligent, in-house design allows for to-the-degree temperature control for a perfectly brewed bean. Crafted with quality and precision, the Artisan is coveted by expert baristas across the globe and by coffee lovers craving a more elevated coffee experience.
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Whether dad wants some soup or a power smoothie for himself, or maybe he’s trying his hand at homemade baby food, the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender takes the guesswork out of blending. Equipped with a 1500-Watt motor, a high-capacity 64oz. pitcher to smooth even the toughest ingredients, and a touchscreen display with four precision programs, dad can master the art of a nutritious meal in just a few minutes.
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Speaking of no extra time, dad will surely need the Neato D8 Intelligent Robot Vacuum. It can clean up to 750 sq. feet on a single charge and has up to 100 minutes of continuous run time. It’s also effective on any type of surface so dad doesn’t have to worry about the vacuum going from carpet to hardwood or even tile. Plus the Spiral Combo Brush is 70% bigger than the ones on the round robots which means more cleaning in less time. The high-performance filter is designed to trap the stuff that makes us sneeze and itch, capturing up to 99% of allergens. Dad can schedule cleaning from the app with Routines and create virtual No-Go Zones to define areas you want your robot to avoid.
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Self-care might not be high on the list for a new dad, but the Averal Father’s Day Gift Set makes it so easy to sneak it in. Featuring four French soaps (coconut, argan oil, opium, and olive oil), each giving dad a few minutes of self-care during his daily shower, the Averal Gift Set is guaranteed to be a hit with any dad.
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The TRX HOME 2 SYSTEM is perfect for anyone just starting your fitness journey or trying to take your workouts to the next level. With adjustable foot cradles and your own bodyweight, this personalized system will help you build lean muscle with a total-body workout, whether at home or on-the-go…in as little as 15 minutes per day! And let’s face it, dad might not have more than 15 minutes for his daily workout anyway.
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Let dad take his little one on an adventure with the MiniMeis Adventure Bundle, which features the MiniMeis Shoulder Carrier, the BackPack and the Little Explorer shoes. The child can sit safely secured on dad’s shoulders with a back support, waist belt and leg straps. The MiniMeis folds up as small as a laptop, and safely secures little explorers from 6 months – 5 years. The BackPack can either be used to store the shoulder carrier when not in use or can be attached to the carrier for easy access to anything dad might need while exploring the world with their little one.
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To take the adventure to the next level, gift dad the MoonShade, a portable vehicle awning that offers reliable coverage, day or night, to any outdoor site. With a variety of anchoring systems, it sets up easily and attaches to almost any sturdy structure. MoonShade provides 9ft by 7ft coverage but packs down tight and weighs only 8 lbs, making breakdown and storage a breeze. Now dad can take his little one on a picnic, camping, fishing, and on any outdoors adventures he can dream of.
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For those moments when dad needs to step it up and look professional, while at the same time making sure he’s got everything he needs for the little one, the Briggs & Riley Large Cargo Backpack is the perfect solution as it combines a huge main compartment with dedicated pockets and pouches for every business essential, ensuring nothing gets left behind. A great carry-on that fits most 17′ laptops, not to mention all the accessories needed for the baby. Plus dad can get complimentary monogramming with his initials and the initials of the little one.