Ellie & Melissa Love… Mr. Mom!
We love dads! So why not give a shout-out to all the papas out there by highlighting these father-friendly products that everyone can appreciate!
BOB Jogging Stroller
No need for Dad to give up his pre-baby workout when he has a fab jogging stroller on hand. We’ve always been fans of BOB strollers due to their excellent craftsmanship and the company’s commitment to quality design. Of course, we love that the two dads who created BOB understood that fatherhood doesn’t mean giving up your exercise regime.
It is next to impossible to talk about Dad products without mentioning the Dude. Chris Pegula, father and founder of Diaper Dude, is an icon when it comes to dad-focused gear. We’re huge fans of his stylish and hip diaper bags for fathers. From camo to pinstripes, all his bags make it easy to access all of Baby’s essentials in style! The Dude brand and lifestyle was born from the idea that fatherhood doesn’t have to be complicated or un-cool.
There are hundreds, nope thousands, of websites dedicated to all kinds of Mom: WAHMs, SAHMs, first-timer, moms of twins… But resources addressing dad-related issues aren’t nearly as abundant. That’s why we love Mr. Dad. Created by Armin Brott, it provides tips and advice for all types of dads. From Q&As to book lists to product tips, the resources found on Mr. Dad makes being Mr. Mom a whole lot easier.
We admit that we’ve never been big gadget gurus but the Itzbeen™ timer (as in “its been” three hours since Baby woke up from her nap), is one of our faves. With four timers that keep track of everything from z’s to peas, it is perfect way for the stay-at-home dad to report Baby’s progress to Mom and to keep time with Baby. Plus what dad doesn’t love a nifty gadget or gizmo?
Taking a five-year hiatus from “work” to stay home and raise his two small children, Paul DeBonis started writing about each day’s events. He covers everything from “3 AM Feedings” to “Death of a Goldfish” in this book of poetry. With Daddy’s Home, he brings insight, humor, heart, and a view of Daddydom that’s often seen, but rarely heard.
When it comes to baby-wearing nothing says classic style like a Baby Bjorn. Perfect for the dad who wants a no-frills look and no fuss fit. These carriers keep Baby in an ergonomically correct position and the wearer comfortable and hands free. Using a baby carrier during Baby’s first months is a great way to help your child transition from mommy’s womb and get up close and personal with Dad.
Dad Gear Cargo Jacket
For some dads carrying a diaper bag just doesn’t feel right. Enter the cargo style jacket by DadGear. This innovative item makes it possible for Dad to forgo the traditional diaper bag completely. Instead, he can stash everything he needs for Baby inside cleverly concealed pockets of this stylish fleece jacket. Not only does it hold diapers, bottles, and wipes, but also Dad’s cell phone, mp3 player, and even a slim changing pad.
Mr. Mom’s know that healthy kids make for a happy Dad, so we suggest SmartyPants Vitamins. These pediatrician-approved gummy vitamins provide eco-friendly omega-3s, 100 percent of daily flu-fighting vitamin D, choline, and 10 more key nutrients. And forget the whole candy-in-disguise thing. They have no high-fructose corn syrup, which means you’ll be feeling good about giving your kids this vitamin “treat!”
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Phone Aid® Ap by Entanke
The Phone Aid® Ap by Entanke is a must have for any iPhone touting dad. This easy-to-use ap has a complete first aid guide along with step-by-step slideshows that cover everything from infant CPR to choking to allergic reactions. Of course, Phone Aid® is not a substitute for first aid, but at $1.99 it will give Dad a great source of information and support.
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Pandora Media
Pandora Internet Radio
Becoming a dad doesn’t mean you have to limit your musical selection to nursery rhymes. This is why we’re big fans of Pandora. Pandora is personalized Internet radio that’s designed to help you discover new music mixed in with music you already know and love. It’s even free for up to 40 hours a month. Rock on!
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