How to Create a New Dad Kit

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I think people often underestimate the transformation that dads (or partners) go through when they have a baby...

A lot of the emphasis is put on the moms, rightfully so to be sure…but I think there is something to be said about the transformation that a new dad goes through as well.

Just watching my husband for example I’m like constantly in awe at how much he has changed.

I mean he actually offers to give me massages several times a week!

What?!

Haha part of supporting him through this transition was this cute little idea that I found online and decided to duplicate!!

It’s called a new dad kit.

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For related reading see: 11 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR BABY WITH YOUR PARTNER OR HUSBAND

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how to create a new dad kit

step 1: something to put it in

Get a basket, box, or something nice to put everything inside!

I got this adorable little box from the local dollar store, because I figured it would be useful later to store baby stuff!

Once dad was done using it.

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Step 2: Fill the Box With Paper

I used wrapping paper and some cardboard to fill in the bottom of the box I used. You could use tissue paper or even just printer paper.

The purpose of this is to create different levels so that you can see all of the products once they’re in there!

 

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Step 3: Fill it Up

For my hubby’s box these are the items I purchased and placed inside the box:

  • Toiletries:

    • Razors

    • Eye Drops

    • Soap

    • Deoderant

  • Clean up:

    • A small towel

    • Baby wipes

    • Tissues

    • Cotton swabs

  • Snacks

    • Candies

    • Mint gum

    • Power bars

  • Other

    • Sugar packets (for his coffee)

    • Ear plugs

    • A baby book

    • Pain killers

    • Hand sanitizer

Other things you could include:

  • Earplugs, an eye mask, and some lavender room spray to enhance sleep.

  • Some snacks & treats for those late nights when it’s mommy’s turn to sleep.

  • A new shirt, to change into when baby throws up.


He was so happy when he received it, although he was a little concerned that I was going to the dollar store for his father’s day present, he really liked it when he opened it up!

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Step 4: Write Little Notes

I wrote cute notes for each item, and had the kids from my class help me write a few!

It was a nice little extra touch.

To take it even a step further you could write out funny little jokes, midnight motivation, quotes, or even sayings on each card for when he’s up alone and caring for baby!

 
 
 
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Tell us in the comments sections below…what would you include in your man’s kit???

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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