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February 06, 2020

◍ Presents For New Dads; Our Top 5

Being a parent or a new dad is the most hardest yet rewarding job in the world, you may have heard that and read that plenty of times but you will not know or understand that saying until you have had your first child. The lack of sleep contributes to the haze and uncertainty, the love, the sense of achievement and pride adds to your emotional state and the feeling of protectiveness and vulnerability will make you feel overwhelmed. It may seem like a lot to take in but this is one of the most precious moments you will ever experience and it is worth cherishing every little moment.

Having a new baby is a big step and it may feel at times that mum and baby are spending the most time together, but your role is still very important. Do not take for granted the bonding, the special moments, cuddling, feeding, bathing and changing duties. These moments do go by quickly so ensure you soak up as much as you can.

We at DEMI+CO know that sometimes new dads can be left feeling a bit out of the loop, so in lieu of traditional cigars and stiff drinks some jewellery might commemorate the occasion better. We've put together a short list of excellent gifts for the dad to be, whether its for their first Father's Day or a gift from bump here are five unique gifts that are guaranteed to make a new dad feel loved. 

1. Panther Black Leather Stainless Steel Bracelet This designer ALPHA bracelet is made with genuine leather with a stainless-steel fastening. Super light, stylish and on trend making it a minimalist wear, perfect for the dad to be who appreciates sleek styles.

fathers day from bump

2. Phantom Black Leather Stainless Steal Bracelet This leather bracelet clasps easily with a stainless steal clasp, but the thin braided leather and lightweight clasp makes for an even lighter feel and minimal style. This mens designer bracelet is slimline and stylish and ideal for the dad that’s young at heart and doesn’t like too much fuss or detail.

daddy to be gifts from bump

3. Odin Copper Magnetic Bracelet This adjustable copper bracelet is artistic and robust, the intricate laser engraved details make this bold copper bracelet a true statement piece. This majestic magnetic bracelet is ideal for the strongest new dad you know, sure to bring out the Viking in anyone, the Celtic knot design gives a historic and timeless look.

first time dad gifts

4. Aragorn Magnetic Copper Bracelet This copper bracelet for men encapsulates the calm waves of the sea, the beautiful circular Celtic knot inspired angular embossed pattern gives this bracelet a very boho feel. This classic and timeless magnetic bracelet is ideal for a creative and free-spirited dad or dad to be.

fathers day gift from baby

5. Valinor Magnetic Copper Bracelet For a father who appreciates the finer things this magnetic bracelet with an intricate Roman inspired design has an oxidised background to add depth to the design creating the perfect masculine look for the protective and loving father.

1st fathers day gifts

Tips for new dads

  1. Do some skin-to-skin contact. You may have been told this a lot but it does help the bonding process and feels lovely
  2. Read to your kid (or kids) as often as possible. The more you read the more your kids will enjoy reading, learning and it will create some lovely memories for them
  3. You're not babysitting your kids, you're parenting. Do not get the two confused, you are their dad and you are responsible in looking after and parenting them 
  4. Get over any aversion you have to changing nappies. It’s not that bad, it takes only a minute or two and its over
  5. Be content with being a support system for the baby and your partner. A happy environment when the baby arrives is so important, be there for all of them
  6. Don't take a good babysitter for granted. Do not let go of a good babysitter they are hard to come by
  7. Babies won't break! Don’t be afraid snuggle tight, but don’t also drop the baby
  8. Don't ask, just do. If your partner looks like they need a break hold the baby while she has a break
  9. Take those bedtime and eating routines seriously. Babies and children need routines and dependability, it creates less of a stressful environment for babies and adults
  10. Working a full-time job doesn't excuse you from child-related responsibilities. Dealing with a newborn baby and children is more tiring then a normal work day just giving your partner 30 minutes or a hour will make so much difference and will give you chance to bond
  11. Just take pictures of your little one constantly. You can never take enough pictures, go crazy!
  12. Try not to overthink things if you don't need to. Go with your gut and remember your love for them will ensure you always have their best interest at heart
  13. And remember: the days are long, but the years are short. Create as many memories as possible, the ups and the downs do go hand in hand but you only get one chance and no reruns so make the most of it

Funny dad sayings that you will end up saying

  1. When I was your age…
  2. Go ask your mother
  3. A little bit of dirt never hurt anyone
  4. You don’t know what hard work is
  5. It builds character
  6. Don’t make me stop this car
  7. You’re grounded till your thirty
  8. Money doesn’t grow on trees
  9. Because I said so
  10. As long as you live under my roof you’ll do as I say
  11. What part of ‘No’ don’t you understand
  12. Im not sleeping I’m just resting my eyes
  13. You’ll understand when you’re older
  14. Look at me when I’m talking to you
  15. I’m not a taxi service you know
  16. And what time do you call this

 

Quotes about becoming a father

“Of all the things my hands have held the best by far is you”

“Your son will hold your hand for a little while but your heart for a lifetime.”

“You’ll learn to lower your expectations about what you can accomplish in a day. Some days, it will be all you can do to keep baby safe, warm, and fed. And that will be enough.”

 “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.”

“Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.” Mike Myers

“you’ll outgrow my lap but never my heart.”

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us.” Umberto Eco

 

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