- US Modern Sparrow Glider
When you and your wife awake for the 17th time and are barely a shred of alive, you need to simplify the simplest of tasks. A glider is a perfect way to feed and soothe your baby, but many of them look like they belong at your grandma’s house as the extra chair for Thanksgiving dinner.
$9994Moms Breeze Play Pen
Ever tried to pitch a tent at midnight in driving rain? This is what it feels like to erect a pack-and-play/portable crib on the go. The Breeze from 4Moms (and Dads, we might add) is one touch open and one pull to close. Brilliant.
- Skip Hop Messenger Bag & Via Backpack
Carrying your child around is a badge of honor. Still, looking like you had Lisa Frank turn your sister’s 8th grade Trapper Keeper into a diaper bag negates all street cred you had otherwise accrued through cool Dadness. Skip Hop’s urban-design messenger bags and backpacks keep your masculinity intact. Retaining said masculinity after your baby pees all over your shirt, however, cannot be helped.
$80 | Backpack: $70F.I.T. Jogger Stroller
The F.I.T. jogger has three wheels (a must for jogging strollers), a hand brake to maintain control down hill, big tires and lightweight material to keep you in shape and your passenger happy. Hooray, multitasking.
- Nursery Works District Crib
Re-purposed wood from an Alabama train depot with a non-toxic, zero VOC, natural oil- and wax-based finish make this crib both unique and entirely safe for baby. Not only does it look fantastic, but it can be converted into a desk after its occupant has grown — which is good, because you might need another job to pay off the $5K price tag. $4999
- UPPAbaby Vista Convertible Stroller System
With an adjustable handlebar so tall dads don’t hurt their back while stroll(er)ing, an infant seat that can face forwards or backwards and recline with one lever, shock absorbing wheels, a UV shield for the included bassinet and large storage area underneath, this stroller blows most others off the sidewalk. It stands on its own once folded and can be expanded for up to three kids at once for the really
fertilelucky fathers out there. $730
- Withings Smart Baby Monitor
Having our phones with us all the time makes baby monitoring easy. The Withings Smart Baby Monitor has an Apple-esque design; plays music; pans, tilts and pinch-zooms; and monitors temperature and humidity in the room. Two-way intercom means you can talk to baby, and the infrared night light comes on automatically. $250Green Sprouts Infant Water Bottle Adapter Cap
The water bottle adapter from Green Sprouts turns any water bottle into an infant bottle. No more extra pieces laying around like a bad tupperware party. $3RaZbaby Keep-it-Kleen Pacifier
Every germ and disease is out to get your firstborn. Now it's one less worry, thanks to a smart design that raps the pacifier once it falls from baby’s mouth. $5
- Car Seat Sun Shade
As you know from painful experience, metal seatbelts can become extremely hot on a normal summer day. This sun shade can keep the car seat up to 26 degrees cooler, meaning no burns for baby and no need to blast the AC in the parking lot for 20 minutes to cool everything down.
From Baby Daddy to Father
New Father’s (Day) Gift Guide
It’s the scariest and most exciting thing a man will ever face: fatherhood. Suddenly there’s the pressure of knowing this human life is wholly reliant on you, the hope of being just like your father or the fear of the same thing. It’s the moment when BC becomes AD, a distinct frozen moment when a corner is turned and there will forever more only be a “before” (child) and “after”.
Maybe it was planned and maybe it wasn’t, but that wife/spouse/partner/friend/blackmail associate is pregnant, and everything is about to change. You won’t look at that crying baby on the airplane the same way, that “hot college girl” is suddenly someone’s daughter, and getting up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday won’t seem weird.
For many of us, Father’s Day means finding the right gift for Dad. But now some of us will be receiving gifts as well, and so without further ado, we introduce New Father’s Day — along with a wish list for the sleep-deprived new dad to make the beginning of this next lifetime easier.