I hate to buy into stereotypes, but my husband does fit the mold of a gearhead dad. When we were expecting our girls, I nested by decorating their room as he read up on the best video monitors. While Fit Pregnancy magazine‘s June 2010 issue didn’t really offer any specific ways to celebrate Dad in his impending fatherhood, the magazine did give examples of gadgets that might help get him excited about his part in the parenting with its article “Tackling Fatherhood?” Here are three of my favorite gift ideas from the article:
- Roku Digital Video Player ($79): Those first few months as a new parent were intense, and sleep was hard to come by! Being up in the middle of the night allowed me to catch up on a little TV while feeding the babes. Nifty little devices like the Roku can make sure you have access to on-demand shows and movies, and can watch them whenever you like. Three o’clock in the morning? No problem.
- Jawbone ICON ($99): This I love. This Bluetooth earpiece can keep Dad connected to the office while he changes diapers. But that’s not the real draw: It promises to help drown out crying babies for the party listening on the other end of the line! Can I get this technology implanted into my ears?
- Deuter Kid Comfort III ($279): This one is a little pricey, and I’m not sure there isn’t a cheaper version out there; however, I know my husband would love showing one of his peanuts the great outdoors with this hiking carrier.
Fit Pregnancy kind of fell short in saluting dear old Dad, but did offer more ideas on the magazine’s website. As a new mom, I’m always looking for ways to let my husband know what an incredible father he is to our daughters. I only wish magazines like this one would offer a bit more help.