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*Reading the instructions to set up the monitor together, heart melting, aren’t they cute?!
Recently, my husband started a new job where he works from 4:00am to 10:00am. This new shift has allowed me to take more work during the day, so he has been watching the baby more often while I am working. Since Father’s Day is coming up soon, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to post a tutorial for a “Dad on Duty Kit” I created, since I know a lot of you also know dads who are very involved in caring for their babies.
The Dad on Duty Kit is all about setting fathers up for days of baby watching success, so the main product I included in my gift was the VTech VM981 Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with 1 Wi-Fi Camera and 5” Touch Screen from Amazon. It’s the perfect gift because it will help my husband keep an eye on Everett now that he is more mobile, both when the baby is awake and when he is sleeping. It also provides peace of mind for me since I can access the MyVTech Baby app from my phone in case my husband has any questions and I am not at home. I love the VM981 because it has motion alerts, night vision and the ability to add up to nine cameras around the house to cover additional rooms.
How to Create a Dad on Duty Kit for Father’s Day
It’s extremely easy. Grab a cute basket, bin, bucket or bag (I recommend something reusable), and put items inside that would make watching the baby fun and easy. Here are some ideas on what to include in your kit, plus a free printable below.
- VTech VM981 Expandable Video Monitor (VTech also has a variety of other baby monitors)
- Snack Containers
- Sippy Cups/Bottles
- Baby Friendly Snacks
- To Do Checklists
- Safety Recommendations/Important Phone Numbers
- Books to Read with Baby
- Games to Play with Baby
- Bandaids and Other Health/Aid Items
- Snacks for Dad to Enjoy
- Baby Toys
- The Dad’s Favorite Beverage (to keep him hydrated when he plays with baby)
- Baby Toys
Also, here is the printable to put inside:
I hope this post gave you some good ideas for Father’s Day!