On the heels of the historical Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage last week, we thought it was appropriate to delve into the baby registry must-haves for families with two dads, including highlighting the picks of some our favorite gay male couples. While every new parent may need a baby carrier, there are some special considerations to remember when you’re two dads (e.g., breastfeeding = not happening). Here, the top baby registry picks for families where dads rule.
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Stroller Handle Height
Two words: Handle Height. Not all strollers are built the same and men are often taller than women. If you don’t want to be hunched over when pushing your pram, strollers from brands like Joovy, UPPABaby, Britax B Ready, Baby Cargo (seen here) and Inglesina all have taller than average handle height.
Be prepared for diaper changes. Anywhere. This is especially true for daddies because men’s rooms don’t tend to have changing tables. We love the Patemm pad because of its genius, award-winning round design that accommodates squirmy infants. Oh, and P.S., over at Gugu Guru we use the Patemm even when we have changing tables.
Just because baby registries shouldn’t be all about the must haves.
Bill Horn & Scout Masterson, aka “The Guncles”
You might recognize Bill and Scout from the Tori & Dean show, where they made frequent appearances as part of Tori Spelling’s inner circle and the Guncles (gay + uncles) to her kids. Now, Bill and Scout are parents of their own with two littles, daughter Simone (5 years old) and son Bosley (10 months old). Here are their tried and true baby essentials, in their own words:
Our daughter Simone loved 4moms’ mamaRoo, but Bosley loved his rockaRoo. He was a VERY fussy baby, and sometimes the only thing that would calm him down was the gentle rocking motion of this great infant seat.
Stokke Sleepi Crib
We used the Stokke Sleepi crib, which in its ‘Mini’ form can travel around your house on wheels and fit through door frames. It was great for pulling up next to our bed for late night/early morning feedings.
LA-based actor Sean Maher and his significant other Paul are dads to two kids–Sophia and Liam. Sean and Paul relied on an arsenal of carefully chosen essentials to help ease them into parenthood, plus many a bottle of chilled rosé and Blue Bottle Iced Coffee!
Every dad needs a schlep bag to tote around baby’s daily essentials. The various styles from Diaper Dude range from messenger bags and backpacks to more buttoned-up canvas totes.
Sure she’s everywhere, but this iconic chewing toy is a solid choice for new parents. Made from 100% natural rubber and food paint, you know you’re getting quality.
“This saved us,” says Sean. When swaddling feels like an art form, this easy to use blanket creates the perfect swaddle every time.
This is the book and method that many Hollywood parents have relied on to get their babies to sleep. Written by two sleep specialists and psychotherapists, this guide has garnered quite the cult following.
This nasal aspirator from Sweden has helped countless parents find relief for their little ones’ stuffy noses.
Just as well made as the adult clothes, Splendid’s baby collection is super-quality, super-soft and super-adorable.