Baby Shower Gift Idea #NewDadMustHaves

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You guys! My best friend is having a baby! I have been saying this for the past 6 months or so as often as I can, because I still just can't believe it. I think deep down, I really wasn't sure babies were in the cards for her, but, there's no going back now. He's on his way! As first time parents, my best friend and her husband are excited, very nervous and have a lot of questions. 

I have been a Mom for many years now but it feels like forever ago that I brought a newborn home. I am doing my best to keep the advice to a minimum because I know it can be overwhelming and honestly so many things have changed since my babies were new. I am so jealous of all the new technology that new Moms and Dads get to play with now. I remember my baby monitor, didn't have a monitor, it was like a walkie talkie, that was staticky and picked up a local radio station.  When it came time to decide on a gift for the new parents, I was looking through their registry on Amazon and knew just what Dad wanted.
When it came time to planning the perfect gift for first time parents, picking out something that Mom would like, was easy. But picking out something that Dad would like, that took a little more thought. I had so much fun browsing through their online registry on Amazon. Here's what I put together for the First Time Dad:
  1. Diapers and Wipes- because he'll soon find out you can never have too many of these.
  2. Lotions and Body wash- because bath time can be scary, but also a good time to bond. 
  3. Cool blankets and Onesies- because Dad's only want their sons to wear the coolest clothes. 
  4. The newest and coolest Baby Monitor!- because gadgets make everything better! 

Bonus Baby shower tip: Put the gift in a reusable tote or crate that the parents can use for storage after the baby gets here and instead of wasting wrapping paper, wrap the gift in a receiving blanket. Everything gets put to good use that way. 

You're looking at the VTech VM981 Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with 1 Wi-Fi Camera, 5” Touch Screen. Ah, I could not wait for him to open, probably as much as he can not wait to get home and set it up. It has so many cool features:
  • Easy-to-install VM981 baby monitor
  • Wi-Fi Camera, 5" Touch Screen.
  • High-definition color touch screen parent unit
  • Remote access via the new MyVTech Baby app for Apple iOS and Android.
  • Motion alerts 
  • Night vision
  • Support for up to nine VTech VM980 Wi-Fi Accessory HD Video Cameras
I am so jealous! I wish these were around when we were first time parents. I listened to my crackly monitor for 3 years, it drove my husband crazy. I would always ask, "Did you hear that?" "Was that them?" But now, with this VTech VM981 it will help to ease the minds of these brand new parents, they will be able to see their baby from virtually anywhere. I guarantee, these new parents are going to love it.

What is your favorite go-to baby shower gift? How about just for the Dad to be?