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11 Useful Things Every First-Time Expecting Dad Needs

If you're going to be a new dad, you're going to research all the ins and outs of fatherdom. If you want to save money on car insurance, you switch to GEICO. It's what you do.

1. A hospital bag, because Mom's not the only one that needs one!

2. Lots of takeout menus, recipes for meal-prep made in advance, or frozen foods for your first week home with the baby.

3. A diaper bag, because you gotta lug a lot of stuff around to change diapers.

4. A good, wireless baby monitor with video and night vision.

5. Books that you loved a child, because it's never too early to start reading to your baby.

6. Games to keep you occupied as you're holding a baby at all hours.

7. Things to pamper Mom with.

8. An app to keep your organized on all the different baby milestones.

9. Podcasts about being a dad.

10. A do-not-disturb memo for everyone else.

11. A supportive attitude and willingness to help your partner.

Oh, and prepare yourself for watching a lot of cartoons!

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