Travel is essential to a lot of people. So, when kids come along, it’s important to help a new dad figure out how to keep his passion alive with a little one in tow. And that comes down to the gear. Dad will love how much easier (and enjoyable) travel can be with an infant, whether it’s a lightweight travel crib and stroller or an app to help edit all of those vacation videos. Dad will love how much easier (and enjoyable) travel can be with an infant. So, for Father’s Day, why not get him some new dad travel gear? Here’s the best.
Quik App Video Editor
Quik app is the perfect way for dad to document all of life’s milestones and adventures — even without a GoPro camera. It’s beneficial for new dads on vacation who are trying to record and remember as many memories as possible and are looking for an easy way to share their baby’s milestones without spending a ton of time editing videos. The app—available for $1.99 a month or $9.99 per year—makes it easy for dad to import his favorite photos and videos from his phone or GoPro and turn them into a keepsake.
SlumberPod Privacy Tent
Ensuring everyone (especially a baby) gets a good night’s sleep is paramount to actually enjoying a vacation. The secret? Get dad a Slumber Privacy Pod for $134.99. It’s perfect when traveling with babies and toddlers and is a safe place for a child to hang out. Little ones will love how cozy and comfortable it can make any environment, and dad will love how it’s lightweight, compact, and can be brought anywhere. If dad has to take a work call or workout, his tot can relax in the privacy of their own tent.
AyeGear J25 Jacket
It’s always hard to juggle things while on the move, but this AyeGear J25 Jacket for $215 is ideal when dad has his hands full with the kids. The jacket has 25 pockets (yes, really!) and can be transformed into a vest/gilet. There are large internal zipped pockets for an iPad, tablet, or baby books, in addition to detachable and removable sleeves. Even better? It’s waterproof, windproof, and breathable. Now, dad can carry the kitchen sink and baby with him at all times!
LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle
Always have fresh water on hand for dad or his tot with LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle for $39.95. It comes in plenty of colors and is excellent for traveling, backpacking, camping, and more. The water filter removes bacteria and protozoa from lakes and streams and is leak-proof. So, no matter where dad is in the world, he knows his family can access clean water.
Uppa Baby Minu Stroller
Every new dad who loves to travel needs a top-notch travel stroller. And the best way to take on the world with your little one is with the Minu stroller from Uppa Baby ($399-$429). The stroller is under 15 pounds, is ventilated, can shield your baby from harmful UV rays, has a large basket, and can recline. Then, when you need to pack, it’s a simple one-handed fold and a built-in carry handle or shoulder strap to help you on the go. Plus, you can add the Birth Kit ($129), allowing newborns to lay flat safely.
Cotopaxi Packing Cubes
Good things come in small packages! Dad will be able to fit all of his stuff — and his baby’s things into his whole bag with these packing cubes from Cotopaxi for $45. There are multiple sizes — 10L, 3L, and 2L — so that dad can keep everything organized when out and about. Additionally, he will never have to worry about what is dirty and clean again once he marks each cube. It’s just one less thing a new dad has to worry about.
AEROMOOVE Instant Travel Cot
It can be hard when traveling to find a good spot for an infant to sleep. Thankfully, dad can have the AEROMOOVE instant travel cot for $195. The crib instantly opens and dismantles in two seconds, weighs under 11 pounds, and saves a ton of space. The mesh sides allow for good airflow, and the adjustable mattress accommodates newborns to toddlers. Whether dad is in a hotel room or rental home, this cot will always keep the baby safe and sound.
Paravel’s Nylon Fold-Up Bag
There’s never enough space when packing for a trip. But lo and behold, Paravel’s nylon Fold-Up Bag for $65. The duffel is lightweight, zips entirely flat for storage or travel, and features one deep interior pocket and one exterior quick-access pocket. No matter where dad is going with his baby, it’s the ideal bag to ensure you have space and storage he needs. Bonus: it even meets TSA standards.