The Ultimate Shopping Guide for Future Dads

Ivan Dimitrijevic
Ivan Dimitrijevic is a seasoned blogger and SEO consultant with years of experience. His skill sets include Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization and blogging on a wide variety of topics. He is a digital marketing & business consultant and has had many articles published on serious blogs over the years on topics ranging from Digital Marketing, Tech and Online Business to Home & Family, Health & Wellness and Architecture, Real Estate & Design.
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Dads around the world, prepare yourselves for doing the thing you always find a way to avoid – shopping. With your wife pregnant, you will have to take care of all the things necessary for her and the baby, and don’t even think of outsourcing this part of work to the future mother – they should definitely be spared.

Make a list

Making a list would make all of this much easier. You can seek advice from different people, magazines, forums, etc. Ask your wife and try to agree on all the thing the two of you think are necessary. Plus, when you have a list with you, you will realize that you actually have less time than you thought.

Don’t wait

Don’t wait too long until you start acquiring all the necessities for the little one. It might seem as if you have plenty of time, but keep in mind that you cannot buy all the things your baby needs that quickly. If you want to keep waiting until the baby is born, you shouldn’t – trust me, you will be busy spending time in the hospital with your wife. Plus, if you start buying one thing at the time, the expenses won’t fall so hard on you. With a limited budget, it would be much better to do it gradually, and this will also leave you enough time to think whether you missed something really important.

Cribs, nursery beds and rockers

First of all, you will need to buy a crib and a rocker for your baby. They come in a variety of different shapes and colors, and you can even find somebody who can create a custom made crib according to your wishes. You will also need to think about where to put the crib and which room is the most suitable for this – you should pick the one near your bedroom or even merge these two in order to be near to your baby. This is your time to show how responsible you could be, so you should think of all the little details such as these, but also how you are going to transport your baby from the hospital to your home – rockers, carriers, blankets, etc. This might be too much to take care of at once, so you should start your mission as soon as possible!

Sheets
and bedding sets

Don’t forget about buying these particular items – you shouldn’t use the old ones for your baby. There are some tips that may help you with this. Buy bedding sets made out of natural materials such as silk and cotton in order to avoid rashes and allergies. Their bones are not still well formed, so you will have to buy pillows that are soft and really thin, or even avoid putting pillows under the baby’s head for the first couple of months up to one year. As they grow they will be more active so you will have to secure the bars of the crib with some soft bedding sets in order to avoid injuries. In addition, you also need a mattress since most cribs are bought separately from the mattresses.

Feeding equipment

There are so many things that can be useful, so you cannot make a mistake. Breast pumps for the mother, milk formulas if the mother lacks milk, spoons and bowls, feeding chairs when they grow a bit and, of course, many, many bibs.

Clothes

Buying clothes can be really fun, since you will really get overflown with parental emotions. Visit a baby boutique and start buying clothing items – it is as simple as that. According to baby clothing experts from Estella, you only need to know how big is your baby in order to pick the right size. Onesies, caps, vests, booties, jackets, pants and so much more. Pick the right color depending on the sex of the baby, or if you wish so, go with neutral colors such as white, yellow, green or brown.

Toys

They might not need this immediately, but some rattles and baby mobiles could really help with putting them to sleep. Soft toys are the best choice, and pick a few chewing toys also, they proved to be a lot helpful when their teeth start to grow.

Seems too much? Well, if you imagined that parenting is going to be easier, you were wrong. Let’s see if this is too much for all the manly dads. 

Comments


  1. Twitter:
    Perfect suggestions, Ivan. I remember the time when I had to shop for my son (with the mom undergoing his pregnancy) and wished I had read your awesome tips back then. Believe me, it would have helped in more ways than one…I’m sure.

    Quite a great entry here, Ivan.

    Always,
    Terungwa
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  2. Thaks you for this post, I’ll be dad in few weeks, I think the only thing a father whant is his childrens happiness


  3. Twitter:
    This is nice, I have 2 kids, 1 on the way, so I know how important it is being a parent, this comes in handy!
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  4. Hi Ivan,

    Thanks for this superb post. Future Dads will have a huge difference with dads from a century back from today’s time. Earlier, all the thing related to their child was taken care by their moms. But as times are changing, women doing job, it’s not only the job of a mother but also of a father to take care of their children.

    PS:- Though I’m not a father, I hope it would help me 5-7 years later.

    Thanks,
    Sayantan
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  5. Hi Ivan,

    I think you have mentioned one of the helpful and needful gift ideas for a future dad. I really like about these is because they are very important and necessary.
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  6. Sajid Kamid says:

    It is not so common that you see posts with this kind of tune.. but yes, shopping guide for the boys is a must. For this, I am in for the toys and clothes.


  7. Twitter:
    Hey Ivan,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this list with us. This post really gonna help many future dads because in first time experience, people really got confuse on what to buy.
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  8. Thanks for this superb post. Future Dads will have a huge difference with dads from a century back from today’s time. Earlier, all the thing related to their child was taken care by their moms. But as times are changing, women doing job, it’s not only the job of a mother but also of a father to take care of their children. i appreciate this
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  9. It is not so common that you see posts with this kind of tune.. but yes, shopping guide for the boys is a must. For this, I am in for the toys and clothes. Love all these
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