You’re a new dad. Your world has turned upside down — but in a good way. It’s easy to turn it right side up by taking control again but you’re going to need a little help.
That’s where these five things come in handy — they’re the must-haves for every new dad. From apps and books, to bags and USB plugs, these five products are perfect for the new dad.
The Wolfpack App
Congratulations on your new kid and so sorry to hear that you’ve lost all of your single friends, kid-less friends or any friend who doesn’t feel like hearing about how your kid is a genius or how he’s change your life or about your kid PERIOD. The Wolfpack app is perfect for finding new friends to hang out with — especially friends interested in your kids because they’ve got kids of their own. Here’s how the app works: after you sign up, you list your hobbies, interests and a few other details and then you can either sign up to attend a Wolfpack event or create your own event. Like maybe you’re looking to grab a brew and watch the game or you want to know where the best kid parks are, Wolfpack is the way to go. Download the app now!
A versatile Diaper Bag
You need your own bag. Your bag with your stuff for the baby. You don’t want to be lugging around a purse in the middle of a crowded mall or when it’s your turn to take the kid for a check-up. Here are some bags that say you’re a dad, but more importantly, still a dude.
Amazon Fire Stick
Say goodbye to every single TV show you love. Say goodbye to catching new movies in the first year of release. Say goodbye to knowing anything about reality TV, scripted TV or TV that doesn’t involve Disney characters. Since you’re going to have to watch TV on your downtime (HA! Down time. It doesn’t exist but…) a product like the Amazon Fire Stick is perfect. It’s TV and movies when you want it and it’s an even better deal if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Get it now!
A good pair of sunglasses
The reason to have a solid pair of sunglasses — or perhaps numerous pair — are two-fold. First, you’re going to find yourself in countless situations involving mother nature. Maybe you’re out walking the kid for the tenth time in the day because it’s the only thing that gets him to sleep. Maybe you’re out at a playground or playdate. Maybe you didn’t sleep the night before because, you know, a baby that doesn’t stop crying. A pair of shades will keep the sun out of your bloodshot eyes and will keep other parents from thinking “oh man, that guy does some serious partying when the kid goes to sleep.” I recommend these specs.
The New Dad Dictionary
I mean come on, did you think I wasn’t going to plug my own book? Get it now!