Baby products are not all about frills and bows, there are plenty of essentials designed with dads in mind.
One of your most important purchases is going to be your pushchair and there are plenty of ones on the market if you’re after a high-tech or sporty one. Name aside, the 4Moms Origami Pushchair is great for dads who like their gadgets. It features a cool LCD dashboard that shows the temperature, speed and distance walked and, best of all, you can add an iPhone charger that charges as you walk. Alternatively, the sporty Quinny Zapp Xtra has sleek lines and modern looks as well as loads of practical features.
A baby carrier is a straightforward way to get out and about with ease. The plain design of the classic Baby Bjorn carrier allows dad to keep baby close. Its adjustable lumbar support means he can carry heavier children for longer.
It might appear that changing bags are designed with only mums in mind, but there are plenty of masculine designs out there too. Try BabaBing’s range of contemporary Paternity satchels which avoid the ‘mumsy’ look of other more colourful bags. Alternatively, the Storksak Aubrey changing bag is full of classic country style. This khaki-coloured messenger bag is big enough to take a laptop.
Baby monitors are the great baby gadget. This state-of-the-art iBaby can even be controlled by an iPhone, iPad or PC, while proud new dads can also take photos via their device’s camera. Look out for monitors with video displays, digital sound and motion sensors that offer peace of mind. The high-tech AC1100 from Angelcare features HD video, a 7cm LCD touch screen and under-the-mattress sensor.
For the dad who loves modern interiors and admires modern engineering, then look no further than bloom. bloom was founded by four dads who believe that nursery furniture needn't be dull. Their innovative designs reflect modern living. The sleek lines of the Fresco highchair are complemented with chrome and graphite in this Special Edition. The Coco baby lounger has a gorgeously simple design that enable a smooth rocking motion while seamlessly blending in with existing furniture.
If you’re looking for a unique gift then why not go for some personalised cufflinks? FingerPrint Jewellery can be stamped with your child’s fingerprints or even their artwork. If DVDs are more his area of interest, then why not go for this complete care guide, featuring interviews and advice with experts as well as step by step guides for everyday care and safety?