A Beer and Diaper party or man’s only baby shower is the newest trend for expectant fathers. Although a man’s baby shower is usually called a beer and diaper party, other gifts are acceptable besides diapers. It takes a bit of creativity to figure out which gifts to give, as men probably won’t ohh and ahh over a lovely crocheted blanket.
Man Themed Diaper Bags
As fathers become more involved in taking care of their babies, companies have started gearing products towards men. One of the newest items is a man’s diaper bag, which are usually made from leather or include darker colors more suitable for the typical man. The bag is geared towards the dad rather than the sex of the baby. Pregnancy and baby.com list ten of the top selling dad diaper bags.
Baby Backpacks and Carriers
Since mom carried baby for nine months, its only fair that dad carry the bambino for a while! Many of the baby carriers for men look more like backpacks, with some even doing double duty as a day bag by day and baby carrier by night. Experts suggest a front carrier until a newborn has head control then a back carrier as the toddler grows.
Baby Care Items
My son recently had a man’s only shower at work. In addition to tons of diapers he received gift packages of baby care items. Especially for nursing mom’s, dad often becomes the main person in charge of diaper duty. Create a gift basket including wipes, lotions, baby powders and diaper rash creme. Any parent or parent to be knows that you can’t get enough baby care items!
Baby Care Books for Men
Baby care basics are of course the same, no matter the gender of the parent. However it is nice for a new father to have the perspective of other men and how a man feels. Some of the best books for men on baby care and being a new parent include ‘Dude, You’re Going to be a Dad’ and ‘So You’re Going to be a Dad’. Both look at fatherhood from a man’s point of view.
It is also a great idea to ask the father to be if there is anything they haven’t gotten but really need. If all else fails, it is a beer and diaper party and as most parents know, you can never have too many diapers!