First Time Father Essentials


First Time Father Essentials

First Time Father Essentials + Everything He Needs In His Dad Bag

So you’re having a baby! You’ve got all of the nursery furniture picked out on your dreamy Pinterest board, you’ve registered for the absolute top rated car seat, every birthing book has been read and re-read, your hospital and diaper bag have been packed for the last month… And you’re only in your second trimester. We’ve been there! That first baby is surrounded by excitement and anticipation and sometimes amidst the planning and the showers and our ever growing bump, we forget about something… Or someone. The daddy-to-be!


One of our favorite ways to incorporate a daddy in the nesting phase is to help him pack his dad bag! His very own diaper bag filled with all of the first time father essentials he could possibly need. I can’t tell you how helpful the “dad bag” has been in raising our two babies. Honestly, there have been countless times (more than I should admit) that his bag has been better stocked than mine and I’ve had to borrow “his” wipes or ask if he has any extra snacks! And like the good Boy Scout he is… Daddy is ALWAYS prepared! So set your partner off on the right foot into parenthood by dedicating a special shopping trip just for him to prep his ultra cool and totally useful daddy diaper bag!


The Bag

We love a good masculine bag that doesn’t scream “baby”. The Convertible Bag by Diaper Dudes hits the nail on the head. When the diaper days are over, it would make a great work tote or even a purposeful carry-on with a zipper pocket available for anything he could possibly need. Whether he’s planning a trip or a full day out with the kids, the Diaper Dude Convertible Bag is the bag for your guy! Designed to hold those essentials needed for a day out with the family.  Check out these features:
  • Removable padded shoulder straps
  • Dual access front compartment
  • Built in stroller straps
  • Insulated bottle holder conveniently located at arms reach
  • Convenient “Tuck-away” backpack straps
  • Large rear compartment
  • Top and side carry handles
  • Stroller strap compatible
  • Three convenient front compartments for storing food, bibs and utensils, and more
  • Converts from Messenger Bag to Backpack
  • Breathable mesh padding
  • Interior key holder
  • Changing pad included

We like the Diaper Dude’s Mens Convertible Bag in black so much at Baby Chick, we’ve partnered with Chris Pegula, founder of Diaper Dude, to give one away to one of our readers! But we’re not done yet, because once you’ve snagged the perfect dad bag, you’ve still got to fill it up!


The Essentials

Of course you’ll stock your guy with bottles and whatever baby is currently eating/drinking, but our list includes some items you might not think to double up on for Dad’s bag! Those items include:

  • Skip Hop Pronto Changing Kit
  • JJ Cole Pacifier Pod
  • Honest Diapers & Travel Wipes
  • Honest Spray Sanitizer
  • Boudreauxs Natural Butt Paste
  • Ubbi Tweat Snack Cup
  • MediBuddy First Aid Kit

And once the bag is packed and your still enjoying those quiet moments before baby, we think your partner will completely enjoy Chris Pegula’s book From Dude To Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide To Pregnancy. This book is charming, insightful, hilarious and filled with sage advice from a Dad who’s been there. We absolutely consider it a must have for any Daddy-to-be! So much so, you guessed it… We’re giving one copy of this great guy’s guide to pregnancy away to our readers! If you’d like to know more about our friend Chris Pegula, The Diaper Dude, or to snag your very own copy of his best selling book, head on over to:

We’re doing another giveaway this Friday! We are giving away a Diaper Dude Convertible Bag AND Chris Pegula’s book From Dude to Dad! Here’s how to enter to win ::

  1. Be sure to share our featured photo from this post on Instagram using #BCDDGiveaway.  If you don’t have Instagram, use one of these images and tag us and Diaper Dude on Facebook. 🙂
  2. ‘Like’/Follow Baby Chick and Diaper Dude on Facebook
  3. Sign up for our our newsletters at Baby Chick and Diaper Dude on our websites

Again, the winner of this giveaway will be announced this Friday on our social media pages so stay tuned! Also, Diaper Dude is offering 20% off to our Baby Chick followers on orders over $25! So exciting!! Use promo code FDBC2015 to receive 20% off your next order. Be sure to order soon because this offer expires July 31, 2015. Thank you, Diaper Dude!

Are you an expecting mama who loves the idea of including the Daddy to be in such a unique way? Or are you a veteran mom who is already implementing the dad bag in your household? I’d love to hear what you include in you bags, so comment below!

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